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MENAFN - Arab News - 04/05/2014
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(MENAFN - Arab News) Traffic in the saudi capital has eased and the streets are no longer as congested asserted ghazi al-abassi secretary-general of the saudi council of engineers (sce).

'many residents have left to spend the summer season overseas or in other parts of the kingdom which explains why traffic is not heavy on the capital's major roads during peak hours" he noted.

he added that many employees and businessmen park their cars in the airport when they travel on short trips to other parts of the kingdom.

'on weekdays especially from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. it's often difficult to find a parking spot at the airport" he said.

jun anayon associate partner at eram consulting engineers said that the school vacation has helped ease traffic in the city's major roads.

'the absence of school buses on the roads as well as parents driving cars to drop their children to schools has greatly reduced traffic bottlenecks" he explained.

anayon indicated that the reduced traffic could also be attributed to the fact that many infrastructure projects have been completed in the capital.

one such example is the 8-km stretch of king abdullah road which has been transformed into a freewayin addition an underpass and a u-turn bridge have been constructed to relieve traffic at the intersections.

other projects include the roads across riyadh air base which contain integrated and state-of-the-art traffic systems through tunnels. the roads have been code-named 'smart roads." the road projects which are designed to join extensions of abu bakr al-siddiq and oruba street are run by a centralized control room which aims to ensure the highest safety standards for drivers.

the new smart roads and the associated traffic control room are part of a similar project undertaken by the high commission for the development of arriyadh (hcda) on king abdullah road located at the capital's busiest commercial area.

the new project is equipped with 22 variable guiding panels 161 directory boards and 120 track-controlling panels inside the three tunnels. the project is also equipped with 260 and 24 fixed and axial cameras respectively.

the project incorporates advanced security and safety systems including call centers for emergencies alarm bells exit gates radio message exchange services on fm fire fighting lighting and ventilation systems in addition to flood disposal pumps humidity and rain meters.


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