90 special patrols to police Sharjah during Ramadan
Traffic patrols will also be deployed in vital areas in the city to regulate traffic to minimise traffic accidents.
In order to ensure a smooth flow of traffic and security in Sharjah during Ramadan, the police here will deploy 90 special patrols during the holy month.
This move is part of a police initiative called 'security and safety in the month of Ramadan' in response to the Ministry of Interior's strategy to make roads safer.
Major Mohammed Alai Al Naqbi, director of patrol and traffic department, said the traffic police have prepared a "comprehensive plan" to meet challenges during the month. The 90 special patrols will be stationed in different strategic areas.
"Traffic patrols will also be deployed in vital areas in the city to regulate traffic to minimise traffic accidents that usually increase during the holy month at Iftar time," said Major Al Naqbi.
He explained that the patrols will control and monitor traffic movements near markets and shopping malls to prevent congestion. They will also stop residents from parking their vehicles illegally, and organise entry and exit to mosques during prayer times. "They will also work to minimize negative traffic behaviours that affect the public and road users."
Distribution of Iftar meals
Major Al Naqbi said the police will be coordinating with the community police department and Al Ihsan Charitable Society to distribute meals among motorists stuck at intersections during Iftar times.
He said the criminal investigation department (CID) is all set to launch a campaign to combat illegal practices like begging and mobile vending, which tend to increase during the holy month.
What the Ramadan patrols will do:
> Regulate traffic during Iftar time
> Control and monitor traffic movements near markets and shopping malls to prevent congestion
> Stop residents from parking their vehicles illegally
> Organise entry and exit to mosques during prayer times
Give way to pedestrians
Major Mohammed Alai Al Naqbi, director of patrol and traffic department, has urged motorists to give priority to pedestrians who may be rushing home for Iftar. "Motorists need to drive with caution during Iftar times," he said. He also advised pedestrians to cross roads only from designated areas.
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