Temporary Ban On Trucks & Heavy Vehicles Entering Abu Dhabi Island On 2nd Oct; Here’s Why!

by Deeplata Garde
Temporary Ban On Trucks & Heavy Vehicles Entering Abu Dhabi Island On 2nd Oct; Here’s Why!

In a bid to ensure the seamless flow of traffic during the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) 2023, Abu Dhabi authorities have introduced a temporary ban on the entry of trucks and worker buses. This decision is set to take effect on October 2, 2023.

Abu Dhabi Implements Temporary Restrictions On Truck and Worker-Bus Entry

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The ban, slated to be in effect from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Monday, October 2, 2023, encompasses several major entry points into the emirate. These include the Sheikh Zayed Bridge, Sheikh Khalifa Bridge, Musaffah Bridge, and Maqta Bridge.

However, it’s worth noting that vehicles associated with public cleaning companies and those providing logistical support are exempt from this temporary restriction. The announcement of this ban came from the Abu Dhabi Police Traffic and Patrol Directorate, officially made public on a Saturday.

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Anticipated Impact And Enforcement


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Given the magnitude of ADIPEC, one of the largest oil and gas conferences worldwide, this ban is expected to significantly influence traffic in the emirate. Roads are projected to be exceptionally congested during this period. Motorists who must access the island during the ban hours are advised to meticulously plan their journeys.

To ensure strict adherence to this directive, traffic patrols will be intensified across all routes, and advanced smart systems will be deployed to enhance control measures. Abu Dhabi’s police force has earnestly urged motorists to cooperate fully in bolstering traffic safety endeavours by strictly adhering to traffic regulations.

The primary objective behind this measure is to facilitate the efficient flow of traffic throughout the duration of ADIPEC. Keep an eye out for updates regarding this temporary ban, and plan your travels accordingly to minimize disruptions.

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