By Ahmed Shaaban www.khaleejtimes.com
SHARJAH – The Sharjah Transport, in a bid to ease people’s sufferings, has introduced changes to the timings of seven of its city and intercity bus routes during the holy month of Ramadan.
Bus route No111, which connects Al Sagah area in Sharjah with Deira in Dubai, passing by the Sharjah International Airport, Sharjah Free Zone, and National roundabout, will run five trips every day starting from 7am to 10.30pm.
Bus route No112 will start its first trip from Al Jubail station at 6am, passing by Al Rolla square, and will end at Al Bustan area in Ajman at 11.20pm, running 40 trips daily.
Bus route No113, which connects Al Rolla station in Sharjah with Al Rashidiya area in Dubai, passing by Al Jubail, the 5th Industrial square, and Al Qusais, will start its first trip at 6am and ends at 11pm, operating 14 trips on a daily basis.
Bus route No114, running 15 trips daily, would start from Al Jubail station at 6am and end at Hamriya Free Zone in Sharjah at 11pm.
Bus route No115 is set to start from Al Jubail station at 6.30am and end in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah at 11.30pm, running 14 trips on a daily basis.”
Bus route No116, which connects Al Jubail station with Khorfakkan, passing by Al Dhaid and Masafi areas, as well as Fujairah and Kalba, will start from 5:45am and end at 11:45pm, operating 14 trips every day.
“As for bus route No308, which connects Al Rolla station with Jebel Ali in Dubai, passing by Al Quoz Industrial area, will start at 6am and end at 12pm,” Khalil said, noting that copies of the amended schedules are available at all intercity bus stations in detail, including frequency periods and stops along each and every route.
Sharjah Transport is now operating a big fleet of 224 public buses on the 21 city and intercity routes nationwide. These connect Sharjah City with Ras Al Khaimah, Khorfakkan, Kalba, Fujairah, Masafi, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Hamriya Free Zone, Al Dhaid, Madam, Dibba Al Hisn, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Dubai.
“The buses in service are up to international standards in terms of safety and convenience; they are all fully air-conditioned, with TV screens and separate sections for families, ladies and special needs commuters,” he said.