Slowing down traffic for no reason

On Tuesday morning while on my way to work from Mohammed bin Zayed Road towards Ras Al Khor expressway, I found a diversion near the Fruit and Vegetable exit.

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Published: Wed 16 Apr 2014, 8:53 PM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 3:48 AM

That led me to take the Oman-Hatta road and come back on Ras Al Khor Road again after crossing the long and lengthy no U-turn road of Dragon Mart. Then again back on Ras AL Khor exit, there was traffic jam. It took more than one hour to pass a stretch of 8km. But to my surprise, neither was there any accident nor any developmental work. The traffic was moving at a snail’s space because some construction workers were removing mud from the road that had accumulated over the flyover for reason unknown. The point is why can’t that work be done in a rapid way enabling the traffic to move ahead at a faster pace. It has become a tendency to slow down the traffic for no rhyme or reason. Vehicles should pass through adjacent roads leaving aside the stretch under maintenance or construction on its own.

Mehtab Rashid, Dubai

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