Labour buses to stay off Baniyas Bridge
ABU DHABI 17 September 2017: Company buses will not be permitted to ply on the capital’s Baniyas Bridge. The Traffic and Patrols Directorate at Abu Dhabi Police has announced that the decision will be effective today, Sunday, 17th September, as part of the directorate’s strategic priority to ensure safer roads and better traffic management.
Colonel Salim Abdullah Al Dhaheri, Director of Traffic Department at the Traffic and Patrols Directorate, said that preventing company buses carrying workers’ on the bridge aims to reduce traffic congestion and ensure better traffic flow for residents, said Wam.
Al Dhaheri called on bus drivers and companies transporting workers to abide by the ban throughout the day and to use the alternative routes that have been set in Abu Dhabi–Al Ain highway at Al Mafraq to better serve the vehicular and bus traffic to and from the Workers City.
He added that the new routes must be abided by, and violators will be fined AED1,000 and four traffic points as per Ministerial Resolution No. 178 of 2017 on Rules and Procedures of Traffic Control.
He confirmed that the Abu Dhabi Police Directorate of Traffic and Patrols, in coordination with the Abu Dhabi Municipality, has informed workers’ transport companies on the ban, the alternate routes to travel on, as well as the installation of eight traffic lights on the Baniyas Bridge.