Bahrain’s Traffic Reduced as People Observe Anti-Coronavirus Measures

by BTM

Tue, 28 April 2020

Bahrain’s Traffic Reduced as People Observe Anti-Coronavirus Measures

Director-General of Traffic, Brigadier Shaikh Abdulrahman bin Abdulwahab Al Khalifa, said there has been a reduction of traffic in all governorates, main roads, markets, commercial malls and residential areas by 90% in the morning and 85% in the evening.

A comprehensive report on the traffic flow in Bahrain highlights that closing down schools and universities contributed to the reduction of traffic in the morning by 40% and in the evening by 10%. “The reduction, compared with last year's figures, is an indication of the commitment of the community to the precautionary measures and safety directives taken to fight the coronavirus,” said the Director-General of Traffic.

The report found that the reduction of the attendance of the workforce by 50% has reduced the traffic on main roads by 25% in the morning and 5% in the evening. “The movement of pedestrians in inner roads near markets, shops and residential areas has also gone down by 15% in the morning and 35% in the evening,” he added.

The directives had been issued by the Executive Committee led by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, he added. 

The decrease also reflects the dedication of Interior Minister General Shaikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa to enforcing the directives. The director-general valued the gradual implementation of precautionary measures to safeguard the interests of citizens and residents.

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