Maldives capital puts time limit on cargo transportation

In a bid to ease the traffic congestion in the capital Male, Maldives authorities have put a time limit on transporting cargo within the city with effect from Sunday.

Transport authority had initially planned to restrict transportation of cargo within the most densely populated city in the world from 10pm to 6am. However, following concerns raised by local businesses, the transport authority has now revised the time cap from 6pm to 6am giving businesses a 12 hour window to transport cargo.

Following the change to regulation, Maldives Ports Limited (MPL) has now changed cargo clearance to after sunset.

According to an economic ministry announcement, the time limit on cargo transportation would come into effect from April 1, would include construction material, cargo supply to wholesalers and retailers.

The new regulation has however offered leeway to gas delivery with a brief window between 8.30am to 11am in addition to the 12 hour time limit.