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Fifteen workers were killed and 14 others injured in a traffic accident on Emirates Road on Saturday. Colonel Ali Ghanim, Director of Bur Dubai Police Station said that the accident occurred when a bus carrying 29 Asian workers rammed a heavy truck parked on the hard shoulder, killing 13 people on the spot.
Dubai Poorly maintained pedestrian footbridges across the city irk residents, especially as temperatures rise. Lack of elevators and non-functional escalators are some of the complaints raised by residents. There are different types of pedestrian crossings. Some are enclosed and have air conditioning, while others just have stairs or ramps. There are footbridges with and without escalators as well as elevators.
New roads linking Al Riyadh and Oud Metha streets, expected to open to traffic by the middle of this year, will ease traffic woes in the Rashid Hospital area, Mattar Al Tayer, Executive Director of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), said yesterday. The new roads are part of the Dh700 million Rashid Hospital Tunnels Project, which is scheduled to be completed by mid-2013.