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Iraq rolls out new plan to reduce chronic Baghdad traffic

Successive Iraqi governments have tried but failed to address the problem of traffic in the capital. Sudani's plan involves building new bridges and overpasses.
This picture shows traffic in Baghdad's Tahrir Square with the iconic Freedom Monument, a 50-metre (165-foot) long bas relief that honours the 1950 revolution which overthrew Iraq's monarchy, on November 7, 2022.(Photo by AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP via Getty Images)

The Iraqi government announced on Thursday plans to reduce vehicle traffic in Baghdad, a chronic issue that has burdened the Iraqi capital for years. 

Much of Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani's plan involves building new bridges and overpasses, as well as developing several intersections in the city, according to a series of tweets from the Iraqi government. 

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