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Officials say projects will ease Qatar traffic

by Kim Kemp on Nov 12, 2014


Traffic snarl-ups are a common site in Doha, especially during peak hour.
Traffic snarl-ups are a common site in Doha, especially during peak hour.

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At a two-day international summit, Qatar’s Ministry of Transport said that the ongoing construction works which are presently causing traffic congestion will contribute to easing traffic flow in the near future, reported Gulf Times.

While surface transport advisor, Abdul Ghaffer A H Chaudhry, commented that traffic jams usually take place as the result of construction projects in urban areas, such as Doha, he said that “all these projects work on achieving a less congested city”.

He noted that these ongoing challenges are to be expected during the course of the next three to four years as infrastructure projects are handed over and become operational.

During peak hour traffic throughout Doha, snarl-ups have been the topic of irate motorists, with many resorting to social media as an outlet for their frustration.

Chaudhry said that Public Works Authority (Ashghal) and Qatar Rail are doing their best to provide solutions for these challenges. This is on the back of the Prime Minister and Interior Minister, H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, late last month urging Ashghal to complete infrastructure projects on time.

Chaudhry noted that some priorites are dictated externally, especially in meeting a deadline imposed by an event, such as the FIFA World Cup 2022.

The two-day international summit gathered together officials and representatives from companies and providers that are changing Qatar’s urban landscape with new transport infrastructure. It features various discussions on creating roads, bridges and other mega-projects that last 120 years or more.
 



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