Cars will soon be returning to the City Gate ditch but no parking will be allowed because it is just a “temporary” measure to improve access to the other side of the capital, the Transport Ministry said.

A spokeswoman pointed out that the “temporary and preliminary” works that started yesterday were meant to give “controlled” access to authorised vehicles in the area of the ditch close to the National Statistics Office.

The clarification was issued after workers were seen laying the foundations of a centre strip along the stretch of road going through the fortifications. This fuelled speculation that the government had completely abandoned plans to embellish the area as a public garden in favour of a car park.

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