Trucks will be banned from plying on Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road from January 1, Khaleej Times has learnt.
According to Eng Abdulrahman Al Mahmoud, head of execution section at the roads department, the new rule is only applicable on the arterial ring road from the emirate of Sharjah to the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah.
“As for the remaining part passing by other emirates, it shall be included later in coordination with the bodies concerned in the local governments in these emirates.”
The trucks shall be diverted from the arterial Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road that passes through five emirates to the Emirates Road, earlier known as the Bypass Road, he added.
“The multi-phase scheme is meant to boost the performance of federal roads, enhance traffic flow, and curb road congestion, accidents, and casualties, and add more value to the roads of the country.”
The move, instructed by Dr Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister [...]