Sohar will be now be officially spelled as “Suhar” in English, the Suhar Municipality announced on its official twitter handle. The Municipality also said that the new name will now be used on all international platforms and official registries.
In a bold move, the Municipality also said it was introducing a minimum speed limit of 40kph for vehicles travelling in populated areas. The “experiment” also bans the movement of trucks in these areas.
According to the Municipality, this is the first time a Governorate has made the decision to introduce a minimum speed limit.
The civic authority’s statement also said that there would be new provisions for pedestrian crossings.
The system will initially be launched in Al Khuyrah before moving to other residential neighbourhoods under its jurisdiction.