National Day parade: Buses to ferry visitors
December 11 2016 10:08 PM
Lt Col Mohamed Radhi al-Hajiri,  Ft Lt Ahmed al Musaifri of Lekhwiya and Ft Lt Fahd al bu-Hindi
Lt Col Mohamed Radhi al-Hajiri, flanked by Ft Lt Ahmed al Musaifri of Lekhwiya and Ft Lt Fahd al bu-Hindi of the Traffic Department at the press conference yesterday. PICTURE: Jayan Orma.

People going to Doha Corniche on December 18 for watching the Qatar National Day parade and other activities will be transported to the venue in buses from select points, it was announced.

"Buses will ply from Masjid Mohamed bin Abdul Wahab, Khalifa Tennis and Squash Complex, Arumeila Roundabout and Sheraton Doha Hotel," Lt Col Mohamed Radhi al-Hajiri, director of Traffic Awareness and Media Department at the Ministry of Interior (MoI) explained at a press conference.
Ft Lt Ahmed Thani al-Musaifri of Lekhwaiya sought the wholehearted co-operation of the residents and advised them to reach the parade venue as early as possible.
Lt Col al-Hajiri said the residents are required to obey the country's rules and facilitate smooth conduct of the celebrations along Corniche. The residents are also told to respect the privacy of everyone during the celebrations.
The MoI official urged the people to avoid security violations such as standing up through the windows and sunroofs of vehicles, using masks, spraying foam on vehicles, placing flags to hide number plates and even changing the shape of vehicles.
Ft Lt al-Musaifri also informed that the people could access the 999 helpline anytime. There is a system to identify the caller's location through numbers given on lamp posts across Doha Corniche and its surroundings.
Any person seeking the ministry's help or those whose children who are lost during the celebrations could call 999 mentioning the number of the nearest lamp post.
Traffic patrols would be available on all streets and signals on Corniche and surroundings. Corniche would be open in the evening to watch fireworks.



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