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belt

 [belt]
1. a strip of leather, canvas, or webbing that is worn around the waist.
2. to restrict by placing a circular binding around an area.

belt

Drug slang
A regional term referring to the jolting effects of an abuse substance when it takes effect.

Epidemiology
A popular term for any broad geographical region with an increased incidence of a particular disease.

Occupational medicine
A wide leather or heavy-duty cloth strap worn around the waist to support muscles when lifting.
 
Public health
See Seat belt.
 
Sports medicine
See Weight belt.

belt

Epidemiology A popular term for any broad geographical region with an ↑ incidence of a particular disease. See AIDS belt, Asian esophageal cancer belt, Cancer seat, Goiter belt, Lymphoma belt, Stroke belt Public health See Seat belt.
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The other section of Al Watiyyat Interchange that will be open for public use is a 1.25km ramp bridge that will accommodate traffic coming north of Al Watiyyat Interchange and heading towards the Hamad International Airport through eastbound carriageway of F Ring Road.
The official said the ring road project would ease traffic congestion in the city areas as heavy traffic would not enter the downtown areas.
Road signs at the bottom of Sky Blue Way heading onto the Ring Road towards Foleshill Road had previously said the slip road would be closed until end of April.
The D4/R7 stretch will make it easier for people from villages around the capital to commute to Bratislava, unburdening traffic especially on the I/63 first-class road leading via Rovinka and Dunajska Luzna towards Samorin.It was a consortium led by the Spanish firm Cintra, which won the tender to design, build and operate the ring road as a public private partnership project (PPP project).
They added that as BRT project is under process in Peshawar as most of the traffic is converted to Ring Road Peshawar but because of the Sunday Bazar where people were standing their vehicles for selling increase the traffic rush.
The third project worth SR 360.64 million is for a link between Taif Sale road and Madinah Road on the ring road and the fourth contract is for an intersection of the ring road with the Old Jeddah Road for SR 80.34 million.
The road from Nasr City to Maadi was also jammed starting from the Citadel until the Ring Road bridge while traffic from Helwan in the direction of Nasr City and New Cairo was jammed starting from Zahraa El Maadi.
Police had to close part of the ring road for an hour while they dealt with the incident.
The Request for Qualifications for the south segment of the West Calgary Ring Road, between Highway 8 and Old Banff Coach Road, will be issued in the coming days.
Due to absence of a ring road, all heavy vehicles pass through the twin cities causing traffic jams almost daily, said ICCI President Sheikh Amir Waheed, Senior Vice President Muhammad Naveed and Vice President Nisar Ahmed Mirza.
LAHORE -- The Ring Road Authority has enhanced toll tax at all the interchanges since Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif inaugurated its southern loop.
Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif inspected the ring road southern loop from Adda Plot to Kamahan Road after its inauguration on Friday.