Public transportation made accessible during Corniche Street closure
In coordination with the General Directorate of Traffic of the Ministry of Interior (MoI), Public Works Authority (Ashghal) had announced the temporary closure in both directions of Corniche Street for a few days.
During the temporary closure of Corniche Street, the Ministry of Interior has also announced a ban on truck and bus movement from 6 am to 8.30 am 12 pm to 3 pm, and 5 pm to 9 pm till August 10, 2021.
Trucks and buses, on the other hand, can operate from midnight until 5 am.
Ashghal had begun works related to the completion of the Corniche Street development project yesterday.
#أشغال تنوه بأن إجراءات الإغلاق المؤقت لشارع الكورنيش في الاتجاهين بدأت ولتجنب الازدحام يرجى استخدام الطرق البديلة للكورنيش pic.twitter.com/axDBqH3xdG— هيئة الأشغال العامة (@AshghalQatar) August 5, 2021
The Corniche Street development project includes the completion of four pedestrian tunnels connecting paths to neighborhoods and the construction of three plazas: Al Dafna Plaza, Corniche Plaza, and Al Bidda Plaza, as well as the exploration of infrastructure development works in the public utility service.
The diversion includes the closure of Corniche Street and parts of some surrounding streets around Al Bidda Park, Al Diwan Street, Al Rumaila Street, Grand Hamad Street (Banks’ Street), and Mohammed bin Thani Street.
Furthermore, pedestrians will be permitted to utilize the restricted roads and public transportation as a substitute for personal vehicles.
Doha Metro has confirmed that all of its 37 stations will remain operational and accessible during the closure.
Along Corniche Street, there are seven Doha Metro stations: QNCC, West Bay, Corniche, Al Bidda, Souq Waqif, Msheireb, and Qatar National Museum.
There are also six public transportation bus stations located across the city, including one near Dafna Park, the City Center, the QNCC Metro Station, Hotel Park, the Doha Fishing Port, and the Souq Waqif Metro.
For three days starting today, public transportation buses will run every 10 to 15 minutes, providing service from 6 am to 11 pm. The buses will run during the same hours as the Metro.
All commuters utilizing Corniche Street should use other routes to their destinations, according to Ashghal. Furthermore, Ashghal apologized for any trouble caused by the closure of Corniche Street.
Any questions can be directed to the Ashghal Call Center, which is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or to Ashghal's official social media outlets.
For more information on Ashghal, please visit their website.
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