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Patrols ensure smooth traffic flow as schools reopen

Patrols ensure smooth traffic flow as schools reopen

Measures taken by the Traffic Department ensured that vehicular flow remained smooth on key roads in Doha and other places Wednesday, when students returned to school in large numbers following the end of the summer vacation.

Traffic dept gears up for start of new school year

Traffic dept gears up for start of new school year

The Traffic Department has stressed its readiness to deal with the expected traffic rush in the country in view of the start of the new school year this week.

Fancy number plates auction nets QR9.760mn

Fancy number plates auction nets QR9.760mn

The auction, which concluded on Thursday night, saw stiff competition among the fans of fancy numbers.

Overtaking from right: 428 violations reported

Overtaking from right: 428 violations reported

The Traffic Department reported 428 cases of vehicles overtaking from the right, which constitutes a violation of traffic laws, on Saturday, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) tweeted.

80 new professions ineligible to get driving licence

80 new professions ineligible to get driving licence

The Traffic Department has added 80 categories of workers who will not be eligible to get a driving licence in the country, it is learnt.

Bidding begins for fancy number plates

Bidding begins for fancy number plates

The General Directorate of Traffic has announced the launch of the fourth auction for fancy vehicle number plates through the Metrash2 application.

More cameras installed to catch risky drivers

More cameras installed to catch risky drivers

The Traffic Department has installed 52 cameras in key areas around the country to detect offences such as overtaking from the right, Brigadier Mohamed Saad al-Kharji, director of the Traffic Department, said Monday.

CMC seeks study on dedicated lanes for driving school trainees

CMC seeks study on dedicated lanes for driving school trainees

The Traffic Department should study the possibility of providing special lanes where driving school trainees could practise, the Central Municipal Council (CMC) recommended yesterday.

Traffic dept urged to crack down on 'noisy' bikes, cars

Traffic dept urged to crack down on 'noisy' bikes, cars

The Traffic Department should intensify patrols, especially late at night, to catch people who create disturbances at residential neighbourhoods with 'noisy' bikes and cars, the Central Municipal Council urged.

Work resumes at Mall of Qatar

Work resumes at Mall of Qatar

Construction work and retail fit-outs have resumed at Mall of Qatar after an accidental fire broke out there around 2.30pm on Saturday, Mowafaq Kharbat, project director of Urbacon Trading and Contracting, said.

Temporary closure of southbound lane on Jassim Bin Hamad Street

Temporary closure of southbound lane on Jassim Bin Hamad Street

The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has announced that the southbound lane on Jassim Bin Hamad Street will be temporarily closed from the Jassim Bin Hamad roundabout to Al Rayyan Road.

Traffic Department issues new 'driving handbook’ for driving schools

Traffic Department issues new 'driving handbook’ for driving schools

An exhaustive range of issues, including how to drive safely, traffic violations/penalties, how to keep one's vehicle in good condition, are covered in a new 'driving handbook' issued by the Traffic Department at the Ministry of Interior.