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From Mirqab to South Surra … traffic rush is chaotic, ‘especially’ during peak hours

Jaber Hospital operational, situation becomes worse

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 28: With the increased congestion in Mirqab area due to the presence of the ministerial complex, the concerned authorities have adopted the idea of shifting almost all its service institutions to another area; thus the solution has turned out to be nothing more than moving the congestion from one area to another, reports Al-Qabas daily.

The congestion has shifted from Mirqab area to an area that hosts various governmental establishments that offer public services in South Surra, specifically Zahra area, which is enduring under the congestion caused by having several government institutions in the same area of proximity.

Currently there are about 15 government institutions choking South Surra. For instance, Ministry of Electricity and Water has more than 23,000 employees. Among them, about 3,000 employees work in its headquarters which receives hundreds of clients per day in addition to hundreds of employees who work in other facilities of the ministry.

Next to it is Ministry of Public Works which has more than 13,000 employees. Among them, 4,000 work in the headquarters to and from where they commute daily during the weekdays.

A significant number of its employees commute from the ministry’s different stations besides the general public estimated to be several hundreds who visit the ministry to accomplish their transactions.

Behind the earlier mentioned ministries is the Ministry of Education, which has more than 111,000 employees. About 5,000 of its employees work at its headquarters where thousands of clients, either parents or teachers, visit the headquarters for various reasons on a daily basis.

The situation will become intense as soon as the Jaber Hospital becomes operational in its full capacity of more than 10,000 employees. Concerning the clients, the site is expected to witness commotion of about 8,000 to 12,000 cars on a daily basis. Another institution in the area is the Public Institution for Housing Welfare, which has 1,500 employees. On various occasions it receives more than 500 clients on a single day, let alone the daily commute of the public to it to accomplish transactions.

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