Irbid mayor confirms ministries' rejection of light rail project

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AMMAN — The Mayor of Greater Irbid Municipality, Nabil Al-Kofahi, has confirmed that the Ministries of Transport, Public Works, and Housing have rejected the proposed light rail project aimed at transporting passengers between the city and the University of Science and Technology. اضافة اعلان

According to Jo24, the ministries had always expressed reservations about the project, and their latest decision is just the first step in the process.

Kofahi expressed his disappointment over the decision, saying that the project would have greatly served the municipality by reducing traffic congestion and facilitating the movement of citizens between the city, the University of Science and Technology, the King Abdullah I Hospital, and the Industrial City.

Rejection unjustifiedHe added that the rejection appears to have been made without proper study, and he is surprised by the decision. The mayor emphasized that the Irbid Municipality will submit new studies supported by documents to obtain approval for the implementation of the project.
Rail Transport is the Future

Kofahi further argued that all cities around the world are moving towards rail transport to reduce traffic congestion and develop transport within their parameters, saying that the rejection is surprising.

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