BRT aims to cover all Amman — Kharabsheh

Amman traffic BRT bus
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AMMAN — The Director of Public Transport and Infrastructure Projects in the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) Riyad Al-Kharabsheh said the goal of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is to cover all areas in the capital city, according to Khaberni.

Kharabsheh said that BRT’s use increased significantly, noting that the service is overcrowded during the peak hours.

He said 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, noting that 30km is already in service, while another 50km is part of the second phase to be implemented soon.

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

In a separate development, the Ministry of Public Works and Housing concluded procedures for temporary financial payments to contractors operating on the BRT project between the cities of Amman and Zarqa, as well as the consulting companies, Ad-Dustour daily reported.

The ministry affirmed in a statement on Tuesday that the financial payments are currently being finalized in coordination between the Ministry of Finance and the Social Security Investment Fund.

Disbursing the money will take place in the coming days.

The ministry noted that it has contacted the relevant authorities to expedite the disbursement procedures.

The ministry also reiterated its commitment to resolve any obstacle that may surface during the implementation phase of the project so that it can be concluded according to the agreed upon time limit. اضافة اعلان



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