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Oslo centre security programme gives street closures. Two main streets by Norway’s parliament are to be shut until new crucial security measures in the capital are in place, the City Councillor rules. The move, which will close parts of shopping area Karl Johan and Akersgata to vehicle traffic [only] temporarily, comes following parliament’s (Stortinget) request. Conservative (H) city councillor Stian Berger Røsland has agreed to trialling closure of the relevant areas of Akersgata and Karl Johans gate areas “in anticipation of permanent safeguards.”

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Oslo centre security programme gives street closures

Published on Thursday, 25th April, 2013 at 15:15 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Two main streets by Norway’s parliament are to be shut until new crucial security measures in the capital are in place, the City Councillor rules.

Norwegian Parliament building
Norwegian Parliament building
Photo: Norwegian Parliament/Flickr


The move, which will close parts of shopping area Karl Johan and Akersgata to vehicle traffic [only] temporarily, comes following parliament’s (Stortinget) request.

Conservative (H) city councillor Stian Berger Røsland has agreed to trialling closure of the relevant areas of Akersgata and Karl Johans gate areas “in anticipation of permanent safeguards.”

“The measures now being implemented will involve changes to traffic patterns, affect goods deliveries, access to certain properties and moving the taxi stand,” he writes in a statement.

These will be evaluated and altered as and when work has begun, Mr Røsland declares.

Some three weeks ago, parliament received a comprehensive post 22 July 2011 risk analysis. Amongst other things considered were defence, security, police, and public personnel’ simulation-based assessments of how a bomb would affect the building.

Possible terrorist attack scenarios were also investigated. Parliament sent a letter to the city councillor’s office following this, reports Aftenposten-run website osloby.no.

Meanwhile, the 22 July Commission’s report, presented prior 2012’s August press conference, cited a catalogue of police failures that fateful day in July the previous year when Anders Behring Breivik struck, resulting in 77 fatalities total.

Eight of these were killed in the bomb he planted outside the central government buildings. Grubbegata was still open at the time, despite previous warnings.



Published on Thursday, 25th April, 2013 at 15:15 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: norwayparliament, oslostreets, karljohan.





  
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