Smooth flow expected on roadways during CWC matches -Traffic Chief
March 28, 2007
The Police Traffic Department says it has taken steps to ensure that there is a smooth flow of traffic during the Cricket World Cup (CWC) matches.
A Government Information Agency (GINA) press release noted that during the six days of matches, from 6 am to 11 am and from 3 pm to 8 pm, vehicles transporting the teams, officials, media and sponsors (TOMS) and those authorized by the Local Organising Committee and bearing the appropriate sticker will use the eastern carriageway from D'Aguiar Intersection to Providence. The Department also said north bound and south bound traffic from the D'Aguiar Intersection to the Providence Public Road will use the western carriageway. Additionally, lorries, tractors and animal drawn carts will be prohibited from using the East Bank Demerara Public Road between the stated locations and the Demerara Harbour Bridge, between the said hours.
Traffic Chief Roland Alleyne said these closures and restrictions are intended to facilitate the TOMS safe passage during the CWC. Alleyne said he is satisfied that the public is aware, due to several media publications, of the traffic arrangements. He also urged the public to adhere to instructions given by policemen in uniform and warnings sounded by sirens along the roadways. "We are pleading with road users to cooperate with us. This event is not about creating a good image of our Police Force, but of our country as a whole," he said. He also said the Department is prepared in the event that the four-lane roadway is not completed in time for the event.
Meanwhile the British High Commission on Monday donated a quantity of traffic equipment to the Police Force which will help to boost its capacity during the CWC. The equipment included traffic vests, a computer and cones. The high commission said the donation is part of its ongoing commitment to provide assistance to the security sector.