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Ways sought to cut number of cars – ‘1.2m vehicles plying roads’

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 11: In line with the measures taken by the government to eradicate traffic congestion and organize the labor market, the General Traffic Department has completed a study on the number of vehicles and the capacity of the roads of the country.

According to high-ranking security sources, the study recommends banning GCC nationals, Arabs and other foreigners from owning more than one car, similar to the ban imposed on Bedoun residents in the country.

They indicated that the study reveals the existence of about 1.9 million vehicles traversing the roads of the country even though these roads have the capacity of bearing only 1.2 million vehicles. The sources revealed about a recommendation to regulate the car registration process for expatriates, adding that the road projects currently being implemented will reduce the traffic congestion witnessed on most of the roads in the country.

Meanwhile, Ministry of Interior yesterday disclosed in a press statement that approximately 1.1 million passengers traveled through Kuwait International Airport in August 2017. It revealed that the number of passengers that arrived in the country was 685,000 including 237,000 citizens, while the number of passengers that exited the country in August was 416,000 including 140,000 citizens.

The statement explained that the Immigration Department allowed 13 people to enter the country after their names were lifted from the blacklist. A total of seven individuals were arrested for forgery. Also, 178 individuals who were wanted for various cases were arrested, and 169 people were returned from the airport. In addition, the travel bans on 937 individuals were cancelled.

By Meshal Al-Sanousi Al-Seyassah Staff

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