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New tram proposed for Muscat

Council will also look to introduce double-decker buses in the Omani capital

New tram proposed for Muscat
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Muscat’s Municipal Council will explore the possibility of introducing a new tram system in the Omani capital city.

Members of the local authority, who will meet with a consulting company next month to discuss ways of improving public transport in Muscat, have urged the Ministry of Transport and Communications to consider introducing a tram system in the capital, according to a report in Times of Oman.

“With the capital growing by leaps and bounds, Muscat needs a good public transport system. Across the world it has been proven that trams provide high capacity service," Malik Al Yahmadi, a member of Muscat Municipal Council, told the newspaper.

The council also agreed to recommend to the Oman National Transport Company a proposal to introduce double-decker buses in the near future.

It also agreed to recommend a reduction in airport taxi tariffs and an increase in fines for rude and drunken driving.

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Sam 4 years ago

Extremely outdated and inefficient thinking. How about you introduce a regular taxi service in the country with meters??

Thats an idea, dont you think?

Mark Renton 4 years ago

I would encourage the wise leaders of Muscat Municipality to study the implementation of the Edinburgh tram system before making a decision. And then Dubai Marina tram system. If that doesn't put them off trams then nothing will.....