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Posted On: 25 February 2009 08:59 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:09 pm

al road becoming a death trap

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Al Shamal road is a death trap, says the Central Municipal Council (CMC) which set up a panel of members to study the condition of the thoroughfare that has claimed several precious lives in unfortunate mishaps recently. The findings of the committee were discussed by the CMC yesterday and it is likely that the House would come up with recommendations sooner rather than later to improve the road condition for the authorities concerned. The findings suggest that the road is full of potholes which cause accidents to speeding vehicles. Additionally, a lot of excavation work is going on along the road and there are a number of diversions, especially at places where the road becomes narrow. The diversions do not have proper indications to warn motorists. Concrete blocks can be seen lying around at different stretches of the road which pose severe danger to approaching motorists. At places the road becomes depressed or low-lying so the ride becomes bumpy for motorists and the street lighting is not adequate, says the report of the CMC. Last accident occured on the Shemal-Doha road on Sunday when four people lost their lives. The accident happened around 3pm when the ill-fated sedan in which three passengers, all of them Indians from the southern state of Kerala, were travelling collided near Zubara police station with a pick-up truck, rushing from the opposite direction. Authorities attributed the accident to speedy and reckless driving