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Posted On: 2 February 2010 05:54 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:10 pm

Interior roads to get facelift

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The bumpy and potholed interior roads across the country would soon get a major facelift, as the Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning has streamlined a new strategy to develop and maintain interior roads. A local Arabic daily reported yesterday that a project worth QR86.7m will be implemented to improve the condition of interior roads in the seven municipalities — Doha, Rayyan, Al Khor and Dakheera, Wakra, Umm Salal, Daain and Al Shamal. The project has two aspects- maintenance of the existing roads and launching a comprehensive survey on interior roads all over the country. All roads with a maximum width of 24 metres come under the responsibility of the Ministry while Ashghal is responsible for maintaining larger roads. The country has been divided into 10 zones for the purpose of carrying out the repair works. Each zone will be allotted to a contractor as part of a unified plan, the paper said. The proposed survey will prepare a database on the condition of all interior roads. This database will be used by the road maintenance department at the Ministry. A Special Committee has been set up as per directives by the Minister of Municipality and Urban Planning, H E Sheikh Abdul Rahman bin Khalifa bin Abdul Aziz Al Thani to prepare a plan on the maintenance of interior roads and oversee implementation of the project. The Committee will function directly under the Minister’s office, the paper said. The Committee will coordinate with Ashghal, Qtel, Kahramaa and other departments concerned while implementing the project. The contractors will be held accountable for any delay or errors in the works awarded to them. The Ministry has called on all nationals and residents to inform about any interior roads that they see in a bad condition, with details about its location. They may contact the call centre on 4266666 which will be open until 9pm or the Maintenance and Road Service Department at the Ministry.