Trucks, buses banned during Ramadan peak hours

By Sheena Amos

Civil Defence safety campaign for Ramadan tents

ABU DHABI 4 May 2019: Abu Dhabi Police has announced that heavy-duty trucks, lorries, and buses carrying more than 50 passengers will be banned on Abu Dhabi roads between 08:00 and 10:00, and from 14:00 to 16:00 throughout the holy month of Ramadan.

Buses carrying 50 passengers or more have been stopped from plying in the morning between 08:00 and 10:00.

The police have urged drivers of heavy-duty trucks to adhere to this schedule and to contribute to making the emirate’s road safer during the holy month, said Wam.

Ramadan Tents

The General Directorate of Civil Defence in Abu Dhabi has urged owners of Ramadan tents to strictly adhere to its safety requirements during the holy month.

Colonel Mohammed Mayouf Al Ketbi, Director of Abu Dhabi Civil Defence, called for the provision of all safety requirements in the tents that serve iftar and suhoor, and at home kitchens.

He emphasised the implementation of the UAE Code for firefighting when setting up tents to ensure full safety, including the need for an adequate number of fire extinguishers. The work of installing electricity connections should be carried out by qualified and licenced technicians, he added.

Dubai Gazette