ROP steps up mea­sures to boost safety on Adam-Thum­rait, Wadi Jizzi routes

Of­fi­cials call on mo­torists to re­frain from driv­ing very fast dur­ing kha­reef be­cause of foggy con­di­tions pre­vail­ing in Dho­far

Muscat Daily - - FRONT PAGE - Mad­hu­parna Bhattacharjee

With sev­eral ac­ci­dents tak­ing place on the Adam-Thum­rait route in the re­cent past, the ROP has ini­ti­ated sev­eral new safe driv­ing mea­sures to pro­tect the lives of trav­ellers to Salalah dur­ing the long kha­reef sea­son.

The Adam Po­lice Com­mand has set up an ‘aware­ness point’ on the Adam-Thum­rait road to im­part knowl­edge on safe driv­ing skills. An ROP of­fi­cial said, “Driv­ers should use fog lights and avoid driv­ing very fast as the road ahead may be en­gulfed in fog lead­ing to re­duced vis­i­bil­ity.”

For vis­i­tors ar­riv­ing via land routes from other GCC coun­tries, the ROP is dis­tribut­ing aware­ness book­lets at Wadi Jizzi bor­der­post for driv­ers head­ing to Dho­far gover­norate through the Bu­raimi-Ibri, Bu­raimi-Ibri-Haima or Bu­raim­iMus­cat-Salalah routes.

The ROP has said that it has made elab­o­rate ar­range­ments to curb road ac­ci­dents and other un­to­ward in­ci­dents dur­ing the Salalah Tourism Fes­ti­val, which ends on Au­gust 31. It has also urged mo­torists to be cau­tious and not over­speed on the high­way.

The Direc­torate Gen­eral of Traf­fic has set up 24-hour helpline num­bers for those trav­el­ling to Dho­far by road.

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