Pre-Eid traffic on Doha roads slows commuters down
Commuters in Doha are experiencing an unusually long delay in the movement of traffic this morning on the Corniche road.
Many people have been complaining about the slow movement of traffic from the road leading from and upto the airport and along the Corniche.
“The slip road into the Corniche was blocked by the police. So I had to take the airport route. I managed to reach the Clock Tower Roundabout through an inner lane, which was again clogged with traffic, but unfortunately even the Corniche road from the roundabout was blocked. I had to miss five routes in total. It took me more than two hours to reach the Corniche. I just didn’t know what was happening,” said one motorist driving from Wakrah.
In addition to residents of Doha leaving the country for the Eid break, such delays can also be attributed to the current roadwork that has been taking place on the roads along the Corniche to turn roundabouts into traffic signal-controlled roads.
According to The Peninsula, the Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has announced that the road works will be completed and roads will be opened on October 15, six weeks ahead of the deadline.