The Kabul Municipality announced on Thursday that it will start removing T-walls from the city with the help of Kabul Police Headquarters, Kabul Garrison and the Attorney General’s Office.
The acting Kabul mayor Abdullah Habibzai said the campaign would start from the Hamid Karzai International Airport’s road on Friday.
Some key roads in the city, including Wazir Akbar Khan Road in downtown Kabul, will be closed to traffic and only certain vehicles will be allowed to pass through the road, Habibzai said.
He said that Bremer walls will be removed from 173 sites and roads across the city.
Initially the campaign will cover areas in Kabul’s PD1, PD2, PD3 and the airport road, he added.
“In the first step, the T-walls will be removed from around the houses of cabinet members and government institutions,” Habibzai said at a press conference on Thursday.
“We are also planning to close down some sites, for instance, Wazir Akbar Khan road which is part of this campaign. During the campaign, we will remove all barriers, but the roads will remain open mainly for the people, cyclists and public transportation,” he added.
At the same event, the Kabul police and garrison officials vowed to cooperate with the campaign.
“We are ready to implement government’s order and to address the demands of the Kabul residents,” acting Kabul police chief Haq Nawaz Haqyar said.
“Our forces are ready to address the demands of the Kabul mayor and will stand against those who violate the law,” said Lieutenant Gen. Mohammad Saleem Ibrahimi, the Executive Officer of the Kabul Garrison.
The installation of T-walls across the city increased last year as insecurity escalated in the capital city.
The Bremer walls have been used to empower the safety of government and non-government institutions in Afghanistan over the past 15 years.