Sharjah plans smart system to ease traffic flow
Sharjah has approved the smart traffic control project to develop the traffic light system in the emirate using the latest technologies and international systems in the field of traffic.
This came during the meeting of Sharjah Executive Council (SEC), chaired by Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah.
The smart traffic control project will facilitate traffic flow by checking and identifying traffic jams, prioritising traffic and reducing waiting time by up to 20 per cent.
The new project will also make traffic smoother, increase safety levels, reduce collisions, cut pollution levels by reducing carbon emissions from the traffic stops.
Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed also praised the concerted efforts of the work teams in government agencies, lauding their readiness and preparedness to face crises, especially in dealing with tropical cyclone 'Shaheen.'
He stressed that the work teams had shown high professionalism in developing proactive plans to deal with crises to save lives and reduce potential damage.