Doha 25th November 2013: Qatar’s Public Works Authority (Ashghal) honored workers, institutions and companies involved in the traffic flow improvement project along the Corniche at an event held yesterday at Qatar National Theatre.
Nearly 1400 workers from different countries worked in the project which involved turning the roads roundabouts into traffic signals. The authority offered those workers watches, coupons and certificates recognizing their contribution to the project.
Ashghal also honoured those who led the work teams from the Traffic Department, Traffic Planning and Safety Section, Lekhwiya, the Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning and Kahramaa.
While speaking at the occasion Ashghal president Nasser bin Ali al-Mawlawi said Ashghal has the capability and determination to finish all its major projects on time. It proved Ashghal’s ability to execute projects to improve the infrastructure of Qatar on schedule, he added.
He praised the officials and workers, who had to put a lot of effort in the extreme summer condition to complete the project.
Al-Mawlawi thanked in particular the officials of the Ministry of Interior, particularly the traffic department and Lekhwiya, who worked hard to keep the traffic moving without hindering the project. He also thanked officials of the garden department in the Ministry of Municipality and Urban planning and Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) for their contribution to the project’s execution.
Roundabouts that have been turned into signal-controlled junctions include Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar National Theatre, and General Post Office, Wadi Al Sail, Emiri Diwan, in addition to the Al-Mina intersections and Grand Hamad Street.
The intersections will be controlled through the new Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), which will manage the high traffic volume by creating a ‘green-wave,’ increasing the number of green lights ahead of heavy traffic and thus making the traffic smoother.
All traffic signals are equipped with pedestrian traffic lights to ensure safety of road users and decrease the number of accidents.