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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
Two vehicles loaded with a large amount of prohibited material have been seized during the periodic inspection tours conducted by the inspection teams at the Sharjah Municipality, translating its efforts to reduce negative behaviour and distortions of the general appearance.
The amount of the seized material estimated at 13 tonnes were on the way for storing to be promoted and sold, an official at the Sharjah Municipality said.
Khaled Al Suwaidi, Assistant Director General for the Customer Service Division, stated that the municipality intensified its inspection campaigns during the month of Ramadan, to monitor any negative acts and follow up on the observations received through the call centre.
The campaigns resulted in the seizure of two vehicles loaded with prohibited material. The first vehicle's load amounted to 7,201kg and the second to 5,210kg. They were seized when their owner was about to store them in a bakery in one of the Sharjah city areas, he added.
Al Suwaidi also said that the necessary measures were taken against the owner of the goods, while the two vehicles were fined and the seized material destroyed, in cooperation with the Sharjah Environment Company (Bee'ah).
Al Suwaidi praised the efforts of the inspection teams and their vigilance in controlling everything that harms members of society and negatively affects their health, appealing to the public to contact the municipality through the call centre on 993, to report any negative act.
“In order to make it easy for people to use the public buses within Sharjah and to encourage families to use them, the SRTA has increased the number of buses touring the city to complete 1,284 trips a day.”
The Sharjah Municipality announced that public parking spaces will be free during the Eid Al Fitr period, from the first to the third day of Shawwal, except for a number of areas.
Inspection teams from Sharjah Municipality seized a vehicle loaded with prohibited materials and another with cardboard boxes containing banned drinks. The vehicles were on their way to sell and promote them.
The basic health screening with 47 tests include CBC, uric acid, diabetic screening with HBA1C, estimated blood glucose, liver screening with ALT, AST, GGT, alkaline phosphatase, total protein, total bilirubin, lipid profile and different kidney tests.
The NCM appealed to the public to be careful and exercise caution while driving during the rain, as well as when the horizontal visibility is not clear, due to rain and winds that raise dust and dirt.
The netizens expressed their dissatisfaction with this behaviour, which caused traffic jams in the street, and endangered the lives of road users due to overcrowding.