Muscat: Muscat Municipality has banned construction activities on Fridays and other holidays, according to Oman Observer.
Amendments in the civic law relating to building construction have already been made by Muscat Municipality chief Mohsen bin Mohammed Al Sheikh.
According to the amendments made to different articles of Municipality Law 1992, without prior approvals, building owners or contractors are allowed to carry out construction activities during the specified days.
"No construction works including demolition, building extension and excavation should be done on official holidays and Fridays in residential neighbourhoods without prior permission," states the amended law.
The amended laws also ban noise-generating work between sunset and sunrise. Violators will face an administrative fine of OMR500 and stoppage of work.
The municipality announced the steps to curb construction activities that cause noise and air quality impacts on citizens and residents.
The new law requires building owners and contractors to submit details including the map showing the boundaries of the plot and other specifications about the construction intended to be done.