The Jeddah Traffic Department has just mobilized all the material and human resources to ensure the maximum smooth flow of traffic by deploying several more officers in those areas that experience heavy traffic regularly. Major General Waslullah Al Harbi, the director of the traffic department of Jeddah has stated that the department will be adopting eight measures to reduce the congestion of traffic occurring in different parts of the city. With increasing motorists, the traffic related violations are also becoming a serious issue in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the new move by the traffic department is surely going to be a welcome one as it was badly needed, though more so in some parts in comparison to other.
Al Harbi spoke on the topic of the unification of traffic direction. He stated that the traffic will be diverted to facilitate easy access and moving of all motorists. He also further added that the traffic department would be intensifying police presence in front of busy markets and malls, to catch those individuals who, park incorrectly and cause traffic jams. The officers of the traffic police department will also be keeping a close eye on the Cornice area in the early hours to prevent any malpractice. Several undercover officers have been placed in the area. The timings of the traffic signals will also be changed in accordance with the number or vehicles or the flow of traffic going through the area.
- Traffic police have covered
the congestion occurring near the vegetable market by unifying the flow of
vehicles from west to east.
- The traffic police officers
will be keeping a close eye on the exit and entry points of Jeddah.
- There have been traffic
police officers appointed to deal with traffic bottlenecks especially near main
markets, shopping malls, and shops etc.
- Additional traffic police
officers have been deployed near the mosques in Abdullah Al Sulaiman Street as
well as Saheefa Street, to ensure nobody parks incorrectly and cause a traffic
jam or bottleneck.
- The Jeddah traffic police
are paying special attention to those individuals rushing home from their
workplaces, and the crowds or customers who gather outside shops and
restaurants between the Asr and Maghreb prayer times.
- Mosques will also have
traffic police posted to ensure no violations can occur and any violators will
be dealt with sternly.
- The traffic department will
be unifying traffic in some areas such as the Dhahab Street where the traffic
will now go from south to north and will serve as the entrance to Balad from
- Additional units are also
being posted on the Makkah to Jeddah expressway and all other major highways
and expressways such as the Haramain road and Madinah to Jeddah expressway.
Units will also be posted at the airport to better facilitate the inflow and
outflow of passengers.
Source: Saudi Gazette
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