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Traffic along Northern by-pass diverted for two months

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Traffic along the Northern bypass has been diverted for a period of two months to enable civil works on the highway. The diversions take effect from Friday. According to the January 24 public notice issued by the Uganda National Roads Authority-UNRA, the diversions will enable …

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Entebbe airport registers 7.5% increase in traffic

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is 7.5 percent increase in the number of travelers entering Uganda through Entebbe International Airport, the Public Affairs Manager Civil Aviation Authority-CAA, Vianney Luggya has revealed. Statistics from the airport show that Uganda received 1,620,000 passengers in 2017. However, Entebbe International Airport registered 130,099 …

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Shortage of speed guns hampers traffic police work

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Shortage of speed guns is hampering the work of traffic police officers on major highways. According to the Police Director in charge Traffic and Road Safety, Dr Stephen Kasiima, the police have only about 20 functioning speed guns. Kasiima revealed this at the launch of …

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JINJA ROAD: Excavation, traffic diversion Friday November 9

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  A section of Jinja road in Kampala will be closed to motorists and traffic will be diverted to alternative routes in the next three weeks as National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) excavates and lays new pipelines. Government of Uganda is building new sewer …

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COMMENT: The real cost of Kampala’s traffic jam

COMMENT | Henry Mutebe | Traffic jam is a security threat, an economic problem and a social evil. Someone in Ministry of transport and works, KCCA, National Roads Authority and other line ministries should be thinking very seriously about this issue. HERE IS WHY………. I do not know what the planners …

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COMMENT: Kindly, stop blaming road engineers

COMMENT | Moses Twesigomwe | Whenever it rains to reasonable levels, the City of Kampala experiences unprecedented levels of flooding. The general public and the elite, especially the seasoned writers, are quick to blame city [road] engineers for poor [drainage] designs and construction. I do not envy Jennifer Ssemakula Musisi’s …

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MOTORING: When stuck in traffic jam

Does turning off engine really save fuel or merely damage engine? Kampala, Uganda | MOTORING GURU | After the cost of petrol inched closer to the Shs4000 a litre recently, many motorists are concentrating on fuel saving ways. Many are wondering whether it doesn’t make sense to turn off the engine …

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Kololo and Lugogo get new traffic lights

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Four more traffic junctions in Kampala will have newly installed state-of-the-art traffic signals switched on this Friday. This will bring the total of signalised junctions in Kampala City to 23 ahead a a planned 42 by close of this year. The changes will bring about …

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Did you know? Avoiding traffic jams can be simple

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | We’ve all experienced `phantom traffic jams’ that arise without any apparent cause. Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) recently showed that we would have fewer such traffic jams if we made one small change to how we drive: no more tailgating …

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