91% of 4th Amman-Zarqa BRT phase completed — ministry

Amman traffic BRT bus
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AMMAN — The Ministry of Public Works and Housing said that 91.12 percent of the fourth phase of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project between Amman and Zarqa has been completed, Ammon News reported.اضافة اعلان

The ministry added that 56.2 percent of the first phase, 85.4 percent of the second and 77.45 percent of the third have also been completed.

A portion of the BRT project between Amman and Zarqa was completed on October 3.

Work on the Amman-Zarqa highway lanes has been completed in the area starting with the Abu Sayah Tunnel, east of Amman, to Al-Aratfeh neighborhood, in Ruseifah, as part of the third phase, the ministry elaborated.

The ministry pointed out that works included constructing three lanes from Zarqa to Amman, a rainwater drainage system, service lines, and lights, all executed in line with the highest international engineering standards.

According to the ministry, work on the project was split into several phases to ensure the continuity of the traffic.

In August, the Director of Public Transport and Infrastructure Projects in the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) Riyad Al-Kharabsheh said BRT goal is to cover all areas in the capital city.

Kharabsheh said that BRT’s use increased significantly, noting that the service is overcrowded during peak hours. He noted that the speed of the service and the comfort of the stations are attracting more people to use BRT.

During peak hours, buses move every two minutes to serve citizens, he said.

Kharabsheh said that GAM seeks to extend the bus route inside the capital city Amman to 100km.

He said that by having BRT serve all regions in the capital, the municipality hopes to make the service the most popular means of transportation for all Jordanians.

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