Abu Dhabi’s address system nearing completion
The new addressing system in the capital has completed 90 per cent of the work, the Abu Dhabi City Municipality has said.
The Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport, represented by of Abu Dhabi City Municipality has installed more than 68,696 of columns, columns foundations and signboards as part of the Onwani project in Abu Dhabi.
As many as 1,283 street names were approved out of 6,739 streets in total, which equals 19 per cent; and work is under way to complete naming other streets as planned.
The Unified Addressing and Way finding System (Onwani) will contribute to boosting economic growth within the framework of Abu Dhabi’s 2030 plan, and realising its objectives of nurturing a sophisticated and sustainable global community.
Street name signboards and building numbers have been fully installed in the highways in Abu Dhabi, and 65,764 building number signs have been installed, with a completion rate of 99 per cent.
The new system has been further improved by adding street – road number of main streets to the signboards hanging on traffic lights, in addition to the addressing system.
The municipality has equipped the signboards with QR code, their coordinates have been registered with high resolution; and they are now 100 per cent ready to locate destinations using online mapping service, besides sending and sharing locations via e-mail and social networking.
In addition, they can be integrated with information systems and databases for the benefit of public and private institutions in general, and emergency, ambulance, infrastructure networks, statistics, business licenses, postal services, and logistics companies in particular.