For Sharjah traffic, it’s a ‘problem of plenty’

SHARJAH — One of the biggest challenges for traffic in Sharjah is the increasing number of vehicles in the emirate, Sharjah traffic police officials say.

By Sebugwaawo Ismail

Published: Mon 30 Jul 2007, 8:52 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 3:23 AM

In only the first six months of 2007, a total of 24,479 new vehicles were registered while licences were renewed for some 39,312 old vehicles.

Brigadier Rashid Garib Al Mahmoud, director of Traffic and Licensing Department at the Sharjah Police, said the police were doing their best to keep a smooth traffic flow in the emirate despite the increasing number of taxis on the roads.

“We have improved all our services in view of the growing traffic,” he said.

The official pointed out that they had increased the number of police patrols, added more traffic lights on the congested roads, and had also installed more radars to nail the traffic violators.

Al Mahmoud attributed the increase in the number of vehicles in Sharjah to the booming of businesses in the emirate. It was also because of the increasing population in the emirate, he added.

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