The Ministry of Interior has completed all arrangements and procedures to ensure a safe and secure Eid al-Fitr.
The ministry has taken all necessary measures to ensure smooth flow of traffic and provide citizens, residents and visitors with security.
The General Directorate of Traffic’s Major Jaber Mohamed Odaiba said that the department will intensify traffic patrols across the country to prevent accidents.
He added that patrols will be increased in front of mosques and on the streets leading to them, in an attempt to control traffic and to ensure the safety of families during that time.
The assistant director of the department of patrols and traffic investigations said that the department has prepared a comprehensive plan for all the events taking place in the state, whether Ramadan or Eid.
A total of 100 patrols are conducted around the clock.
The Central Operations Department is also working around the clock through its 999 service, which ensures prompt response to any problems or emergencies.
Director of Central Operations Department Hassan al-Kuwari said that the control room is working 24/7 to to direct patrols and monitor areas that are hosting celebrations, noting that the department, at the same time, will provide services to the public including responding to enquiries and calling hospitals.
Interior ministry working hours during Eid al-Fitr
The Ministry of Interior (MoI) has said its security departments and traffic investigation sections will work round the clock during the Eid al-Fitr holidays, which began yesterday and continues until June 10. Service departments pertaining to the General Directorate of Passports, General Directorate of Traffic, Nationality and Travel Documents Department, and the Criminal Evidence and Information Department will work from 8am until noon, according to a tweet by the MoI.