Series of one-way streets to be introduced – Home Ministry

The Ministry of Home Affairs yesterday announc-ed that a series of one-way streets will be introduced in a bid to ease fatal accidents and traffic congestion.

Delivering a progress report  on safety and security at the police training centre, Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee said that  the National Commission on Law and Order which was tasked with reviewing and identifying problems  in the legislative, organizational and administration of Law and Order undertook a comprehensive analysis on the traffic congestion.

Rohee said  that “After much discussion with stakeholders, it was proposed that a series of complementary one way streets be introduced to control the direction and flow of vehicular traffic, thus easing the daily congestion.

“In light of this, the Ministry sought and received Cabinet’s appro-val for Georgetown to be divided into four  …quadrants, – those being North West, North East, South East and South West. The Ministry intends to implement this project in phases in order to minimize its impact on the travelling public. A commencement date has been set for March 2014 and will be preceded by a Public Relations campaign to inform citizens of the new traffic system.”

At a recently held meeting with representatives from the Guyana National Road Safety Council, the Mini Bus Association, the Guyana Police Force, Ministry of Public Works and Ministry of Home Affairs, a number of recommendations were made and will be implemented , Rohee said.

These include the monitoring of night clubs by the Guyana Police Force during the  2300 hours to 0300 hours period.

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