Ashghal Installs 60 Kilometers of Vehicle Restraint Systems on Al Shamal Road

Ashghal Installs 60 Kilometers of Vehicle Restraint Systems on Al Shamal Road By A Robin - June 09, 2024
Al Shamal Road

Al Shamal Road

The Public Works Authority 'Ashghal' has successfully installed 60 kilometers of Vehicle Restraint Systems (VRS) on Al Shamal Road, in a response to the evolving demands of road traffic and vehicle dynamics.

In a statement on Saturday, Ashghal stated that this milestone marks an imperative Ashghal's continuous efforts to safeguard drivers who traverse this vital expressway daily and reduce the frequency and severity of road accidents. VRS barriers serve as a critical safety mechanism on highways and major roads. designed to absorb and manage the energy of crashes, they keep vehicles within roadways, play an essential role in enhancing road safety, and reduce the severity of accidents.

Head of Highways Operation and Maintenance Section at Ashghal Eng. Abdulla Alyafei said: "As comprehensive safety measures to reduce the risks associated with high-speed travel become more and more important, our goal is to have the rail barriers system operational over the entire 100-kilometer stretch of the Northern Road by the end of 2024".

He highlighted that Qatar continues to witness rapid economic growth and urban development which puts a pressure on the road network and infrastructure, adding that at Ashghal the Assets Affairs have been committed to ensuring the adoption and application of best industry practices and innovation in transportation safety technologies.

Eng. Abdulla Alyafei pointed out that the Road Operation and Maintenance Department employs the latest innovations in road safety and railing technology related to vehicle restraint systems. This includes using high quality materials and design methodologies that not only enhance the effectiveness of these systems but also ensure their environmental sustainability and aesthetic integrity. In addition to routine maintenance ensuring that these systems remain functional and reliable, reducing the risk of failure during accidents and emergencies.

He highlighted that with the increase in the numbers of vehicles using Al Shamal Road, adherence to safety regulations and standards is essential. The focus is shifting to enhance the roads' mobility systems, optimizing driver's safety by reducing traffic accidents and congestions, ensuring a seamless flow of traffic, saving time, energy, cost, and most importantly safeguarding both lives and property.


By A Robin - June 09, 2024

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