Sohar name changed to Suhar

By Vinod Nair — MUSCAT: Dec.19:  Sohar Municipality announced that the city will be now officially spelled Suhar in English, instead of Sohar, from now. The civic authority made the announcement through its official social media handle and added that the city’s name will be officially spelled Suhar on all international platforms. The municipality added that it has introduced a new experiment for the first time in the Sultanate, under which minimum speed for vehicular movement in populated areas will be restricted to 40 km/hour and trucks will be banned in these areas. There will be also new provisions for pedestrian crossings. Sohar Municipality said the system will be launched in Al Khuyrah to begin with and subsequently in the rest of the residential neighbourhoods under its jurisdiction.