By Neil Halligan
Council will also look to introduce double-decker buses in the Omani capital
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.For all the latest transport news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
Extremely outdated and inefficient thinking. How about you introduce a regular taxi service in the country with meters??
Thats an idea, dont you think?
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.....