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Hi-tech traffic centre set to end Muscat gridlock

by Fahad Al Ghadani
Gridlock in Muscat could become a thing of the past as Muscat Municipality has given a green light to an advanced traffic control centre. Photo-O K Mohammed Ali
Almost ready for implementation, Muscat Municipality officials say this ‘intelligent system’ will link signals throughout Muscat and reduce jams

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