The Ministry of Interior said through its official account on the social networking site «Twitter» that congestion on Sheikh Salman Street towards Manama near Tubli, following a traffic accident between two vehicles, which resulted in a minor injury to a woman. It was treated on the site by the National Ambulance .. Please take Alternative streets whenever possible until the return of traffic flow.
On the other hand, His Excellency Eng. Essam Khalaf, Minister of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning, affirmed that the existing cooperation and continuous coordination between the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Works is through community and cooperative partnership and its permanent membership in the Traffic Council headed by Lieutenant General His Excellency Sheikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, Minister of Interior.
In his interview with the "Security" magazine published by the General Administration for Media and Security Culture, he added that in the Traffic Council meetings, many issues are discussed and solutions related to traffic issues are studied in order to lay down plans and define interim and future goals in order to meet the requirements that contribute to overcoming traffic jams in the roads. The kingdom.
He alluded to the construction work on the Saar Interchange, whose bridges will be completed by the end of this year, which will provide two additional lanes for each direction of traffic coming from Manama in the north towards Isa Town and Mina Salman in the east, with which the capacity will increase to double what it is now.
This coincides with the expansion of Sheikh Khalifa Bin Salman Street in the part between the Sar intersection and Budaiya Street to 5 lanes in each direction, making it the first expansion at the level of the road network.
He stressed that the Ministry of Interior, represented by the General Traffic Department, is considered a fundamental partner of the Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning in a number of fields, and we are in constant cooperation and coordination, setting the example of the discussions that took place in the Traffic Council on the application of the use of smart transportation means through the changing message boards that control vivid images. And direct traffic on the roads to reduce traffic congestion and facilitate the smooth flow of vehicle movement, thus reducing the rate of accidents and increasing traffic safety.
He explained that the Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning is a permanent member of the Traffic Council, which includes in its membership a number of ministries headed by His Excellency the Minister of Interior, as through the meetings held in the Council, many issues are discussed and solutions related to traffic issues are studied, and interim and future plans and objectives are developed to meet the traffic requirements.