The trucks that do not abide by the ban periods would be fined, says official.
Adnan Okasha, Staff Reporter
The Traffic and Patrols Department at Ras Al Khaimah Police’s General Directorate of Central Operations has announced a ban on heavy-duty trucks on the emirate’s internal roads and highways in two morning and evening periods, effective from Sunday.
The first period ban will continue for two hours from 6:30am till 8:30am, while the second period will continue for one hour and a half from 1:30pm till 3pm. Some vehicles of service establishments will be excluded from the ban.
The ban decision was taken in light of the times of going to and returning from work and schools and consequently would continue during peak hours on the roads, Brigadier Ahmed Al Sam Al Naqbi, Director of the Traffic and Patrols Department, said. The new times would take immediate effect and trucks that do not abide by the ban periods would be fined, Al Naqbi said, noting that trucks with valid permits would be allowed to use internal roads to ensure smooth traffic movement in the emirate and traffic safety during peak hours.
Recently, it was announced, the fish sales in the “Tazj - Fish Market” via smart devices, which was created by an Emirati totalled around Dhs1.565 million since its launch on Dec.31, 2018 until last Saturday. Online sales were estimated at Dhs220,000 in the last quarter of last year and at Dhs305,000 during the first quarter of the current year 2021, up by 27.9 per cent.
The UAE “Tazj” app on smart devices concluded a special agreement with Mohammed Humaid Al Ali, the only Emirati working on a “fish display table” in Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) and the owner of the initiative, which was recently widely acclaimed by the community and received special support from the fishermen’s associations and workers in the fishing sector.
The agreement stipulates that the fish available on the fish display table of the only Emirati fish seller will be displayed in the fish market of Muaireedh area in Ras Al Khaimah within the electronic app. The Emirati fish seller provides fish delivery service to all houses across the UAE.
Providing the service of selling fish and fresh products electronically contributes to strengthening the system of electronic and smart services and developing the system of services provided to consumers, Musa Al Shehi, Tazj app founder, said. He pointed out that he was inspired by the UAE policy and vision and the directives of the wise leadership for stimulating smart services, noting that the agreement supports the only Emirati fish seller in Ras Al Khaimah markets as part of the commitment to social responsibility and support for popular and national initiatives.
“When we checked the vehicle data in the federal traffic system, it turned out that the driver committed 1,200 overspeeding violations and 51 violations under ‘Wanted for impoundment,’ with a total value of Dhs1,158,000.”
Details of the incident, according to Brigadier Abdullah Menakhs, Director General of Police Operations in RAK Police, date back to an earlier time when the department received reports of three vehicles being stolen at night during the national disinfection programme.
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