Amman-Zarqa BRT project 80% completed, says minister

Amman Bus Rapid Transit BRT
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AMMAN — Minister of Public Works and Housing and Minister of Transportation Maher Abuelsamen conducted a field tour on Tuesday for the project of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) between the cities of Amman and Zarqa. اضافة اعلان

The project consists of four phases and has a completion rate of 80 percent, according to a local media outlet.

Importance of project
During the tour, Abuelsamen emphasized the importance of the developmental and economic project, as it has a positive impact on improving and developing the public transportation system, which reflects positively on the services provided to citizens.

He directed the necessity of completing the main works in the project and providing the ministry with periodic reports on the progress of the work in the project and any obstacles that hinder the progress, in order to find an immediate solution that contributes to completing the works within the specified timeframes.

Construction details
The BRT project includes the construction of two lanes in the middle of the road to serve the fast bus movements in both directions (Amman–Zarqa). It also includes widening and reconstruction of the road that serves vehicles with at least three lanes in both directions, in addition to the construction of entirely new bridges and tunnels and raising the service level at intersections.

Additionally, it will see the installation of pedestrian bridges, retaining walls, drainage facilities for rainwater and sewage, as well as lighting, traffic safety, necessary diversions, and removal of various obstacles, including water lines, communications, electricity cables, and many other necessary works according to the highest internationally recognized engineering standards.

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