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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The Sharjah Roads and Transport Authority (SRTA) announced that truck traffic on the Sharjah Ring Road would be completely prohibited, as of Thursday, Sept.30.
All truck drivers must follow the road signs and directions to use the alternative roads with the necessity of adhering to the ban decision, in order to preserve the safety of road users.
SRTA will be monitoring the trucks that are not committed to this decision.
An earlier report said the Integrated Transport Centre (ITC), in cooperation with Al Ain Municipality and Abu Dhabi Police, announced that trucks are permitted to use Al Ain-Dubai Road - E66 off-peak hours from 10pm to 6am. This is in aim of enhancing the commercial movement between the emirates.
Trucks can travel to and from Dubai using Tahnoun Bin Mohammed Al Nahyan Road (Al Ain-Dubai Road - E66); through Hazza Bin Sultan Street in Al Ain, taking into consideration that the maximum weight should not exceed 45 tonnes.
ITC noted that the other rules prohibiting trucks from using other roads, are still effective. Trucks are still not permitted to use Al Shiwayb Street towards northern emirates until the current construction work is completed.
ITC stated that this step follows the wise leadership’s guidance to promote investment and provide the suitable infrastructure to facilitate the commercial activity between the emirates. That is in addition to supporting the truck traffic and enhancing the level of traffic safety. ITC pointed out that by allowing trucks to use Al Ain-Dubai Road (E66), time and distance spent on these trips will be shortened, operational costs will be reduced and the roads infrastructure will be preserved.
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