There would be a marked fall in pedestrian fatalities with the commissioning of more pedestrian bridges across areas experiencing heavy traffic, a senior official of the Ministry of Interior said on Wednesday.
"I understand at least 14 new pedestrian bridges would be executed in different locations across Doha and immediate neighbourhoods in the next two years," stated Traffic Engineering and Safety director Brigadier Mohamed Marafia.
He was speaking on the sidelines of the opening of a new pedestrian bridge across the Airport Road, near the Qatar Airways and Ooredoo offices.
"More pedestrian bridges would be completed in the succeeding years as well," he said while hoping that the city residents would make use of pedestrian bridges effectively.
The official pointed out that no pedestrian accidents are reported now from an Industrial Area location where a pedestrian bridge was put in place more than two years ago.
It is also learnt that in coming months new pedestrian bridges would be commissioned across Grand Hamad Street, Salwa Road, and also near the Qatar Olympic Committee headquarters, in the West Bay area.
Recently another pedestrian bridge was opened to connect Mathar Qadheem and Al Rawda area, across the E-Ring Road.