Abu Dhabi to temporarily ban trucks, heavy vehicles across city roads

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Abu Dhabi Police have announced a ban on the movement of trucks, heavy vehicles and some buses across the emirate's roads.

The movement ban applies to all entrances, including Bridge Sheikh Zayed Bridge, Sheikh Khalifa Bridge, Mussafah Bridge and Al Maqtaa Bridge.

This move coincides with Commemoration Day and the 50th National Day celebrations.

The ban starts from 3:00 pm on Tuesday, November 30, and will last until 5:00 am on Saturday, December 4.

For busses, those transporting workers are prohibited during this period. Vehicles of public cleaning companies, meanwhile, are excluded from the restriction.

Brigadier General Muhammad Dhahi Al-Hamiri, Director of the Traffic and Patrols Directorate said that a "comprehensive traffic plan will be implemented," to include a higher presence of traffic patrols on all roads and smart regulations to optimise traffic flow.

Sharjah Police have also implemented a similar truck movement ban over the course of the National Day weekend.

Trucks will not be allowed to travel through Khorfakkan for four days, starting from November 30.

They will be permitted to resume on Saturday, December 4.

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