27 special radars to monitor count of vehicles on UAE roads


27 special radars to monitor count of vehicles on UAE roads

It is aimed to ease traffic congestion.

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Published: Tue 8 Aug 2017, 2:32 PM

Last updated: Wed 9 Aug 2017, 5:35 PM

The ministry of infrastructure development has installed 27 special radars and set up counting stations to monitor the number of light and heavy vehicles that run on federal roads across the country.
The move is aimed at identifying reasons behind traffic congestion, and find suitable solutions, said Eng. Hassan Al Mansuri, undersecretary of the ministry of infrastructure development.
"Based on the reports to be collected from the electromagnetic waves, more specific plans are to be launched to develop the federal roads and boost traffic flow on them."
Maintenance plans are also to be made based on these reports. "The counting stations will be linked to mini operations room at the ministry headquarters." 
Special monitoring centres will later be established in collaboration with the ministry of interior and traffic departments concerned all over the country, he stated. 
"Of the 27 counting stations, 4 each have been set up on the Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road and the Emirates (ex-Bypass) Road." 
Two have been installed on the Sharjah-Al Dhaid Road and two on the Etihad and Dibba - Fujairah Road, he added. "Five have been set up on the UAQ-Al Shuwaib Road, and three on the Manama-Shaam Road, he explained.
 "One station each has been established on the Tuwain-Dibba, Dibba-Masafi, Masafi-Fujairah, Sheikha Khalifa, and Al Qasidat-Shaam roads."

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