Sharjah to start work on 600 bus shelters by July


By Matovu Abdallah Twaha

SHARJAH: Construction of 600 out of 800 Sharjah Transport Corporation (STC) bus shelters will start next month, a senior official pointed out on Wednesday.

The STC contracted Darwish Emirates Engineering will undertake the Dhs26m work, said the Director General of the STC, Abdullah Al Zarri.

“This is the first phase (600) and the second phase shall see completion of the remaining 200 [shelters]. The maximum period of handover shall be one and a half years.”

The contractor, Eng. Bah’a Nahwi confirmed to the STC head and his deputy, Arham Al Shamsi that he will honour the agreement.

When finally done, the entire project will cost Dhs30m.

The bus shelters are among various projects the STC is carrying on in its service within and outside the Emirate. Another prominent project is the construction of three bus sub-terminals construction, where work is expected to start this year as well.

In Mid April, Al Zari told The Gulf Today that “the authorities have already approved” the infrastructural feats.

“We’re soon tendering them up and construction shall begin immediately,” he said, adding that the sub-terminals will help reduce congestion at the Jubail Main Bus Terminal and make it easier for the Dubai-bound passengers.

The three will be located in Al Taawun behind the area’s mall, Al Mowaileh and also near Sharjah Club close to the ADNOC petrol station.