Qatar government asked to fix traffic chaos
Taking a serious view of the worsening chaos on Doha roads, the Advisory Council yesterday asked the government to urgently address the issue of traffic jams during peak hours.
The council, expressing deep concern, said the traffic situation was spinning out of control and causing delays to people in reaching their work places.
The council asked the Ministry of Interior to take immediate steps to control the traffic situation, the council said, adding pedestrian subways, flyovers and multi-storyed car parks should be built all over.
The council was discussing a report of its Services Committee on Qatar’s Master Plan for Development. It approved the plan with some recommendations and forwarded them to the Cabinet.
Traffic chaos was causing a lot of accidents which in turn were responsible for loss of property.
The council also asked the government to fix the heights of all buildings (commercial and residential) and provide services like roads, schools and sewage networks in remote areas to help decongest populated areas in and out of Doha.