Sunday, September 28, 2008
One big parking lot
View from my office at 2.15pm today. I never seen traffic so bad before in the CBD. It was like this from around 1.45 till 3. It was like the CBD turned into one big parking lot.
This morning my commute to work, which usually takes 25 to 30 minutes, took a whole hour. It's getting really bad in Muscat and there will be no relief in the coming year. The new expressway wont be ready till the end of 2009 and congestion is going to get worse in the coming month as 3 bridges are going to be constructed in the Qurm area in front of Al Harthy Complex and Sultan Center. Also, next year they are planning to convert the major intersections in the CBD and Wadi Al Kabir into underpasses. Traffic is going to get a lot worse before it gets better.