Abu Dhabi, May 16, 2023: The Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) presented the guidelines and technical standards for transportation infrastructure and right-of-way lanes, during its participation at the Middle East Roads and Traffic Exhibition 2023, held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC), from March 15-16.
His Excellency Eng. Badr Khamis Al-Shumaili, Executive Director of the Council’s Conformity and Standards Services Sector said QCC’s participation in the expo was aimed at strengthening its strategic partnership with relevant government entities and the private sector in the roads and traffic infrastructure sector in the region.
On the technical document, he said it covers highways and urban streets, including bridges, tunnels, underpasses, public land transport infrastructure and operation of services, road traffic control and management of pedestrian and bicycle paths, among others.
H.E Al-Shumaili said the transport infrastructure and right-of-way document is meant to serve all government agencies, consultants, developers, contractors, and others involved in planning, designing, managing, operating, and maintaining transport infrastructure services.
He stressed the Council’s focus to develop the transport and communications infrastructure of Abu Dhabi in line with the best international specifications and standards, supporting sustainable economic development by providing ease of transportation and effective movement of people, goods and services. He said that the rapid and gradual development of the road network in Abu Dhabi with highways offers a link between cities and outer and remote regions for residents and visitors.
H.E Al-Shumaili said the document of technical standards for public transport infrastructure is based on major principles that govern the design and construction of roads, including provisions of street networks for the convenience of pedestrians and cyclists, public transport services corridors for both buses and trains, priority public transport procedures, as well as utility service corridors. In addition, the provisions also offer comfort, efficiency, safety, aesthetics, sustainability and integration with other means of transportation for users.
On the sidelines of the expo, QCC in partnership with the Department of Municipalities and Transport, also organized a panel discussion entitled `The Road Sector Guide and the Impact of Modernizing Infrastructure Guides on Projects in Abu Dhabi’ as well as on conformity services for school bus drivers and supervisors.
The Abu Dhabi Guidelines for Service Infrastructure covers 10 different areas of infrastructure services, which are development planning, public space services and community facilities, transportation, right-of-way lanes, integrated water management, energy and gas infrastructure, district cooling, communication and waste management infrastructure.