Burj al Sahwa to be transformed into world-class transport hub

Muscat - 

The area around Burj al Sahwa will be transformed into a major public transport hub in the capital. Spread over, 42,000sq m, the hub will offer state-of-the-art facilities, ranging from AC bus stations, restaurants, tourist facilities, car rentals, money exchanges and information centres among others.

To be built in partnership with the private sector, the hub will connect passengers coming through various inter-city routes as well as buses connecting Muscat International Airport.

Asyad Group has invited investors to submit proposals for the development of a transport hub to be built under design, build, finance and operate programme.

The last date to collect the tender document is October 31 and the last date to submit the proposal is January 30, 2020. Work is expected to begin in the middle of 2020.


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An artist’s impression of the plan to develop the Burj al Sahwa area


According to Asyad, the facilities to be offered at the integrated transport hub will include parking for buses, facilities for people with disabilities, ticket booking offices, renewable energy for operations, shops and beverage vending machines.
Apart from buses, the hub will also have stations for taxi services, which will help contribute to reducing traffic jams.

The integrated project will be important for the public transport system in the sultanate. It will be a vital centre and a major hub in connecting various public transport lines between Muscat governorate and other governorates, and a meeting point for travellers arriving and departing to and from the governorate as well as connecting it to Muscat International Airport.
The public transport station will include designated areas for people to park their vehicles on a long-term basis so that they can use public transport for their onward journeys.

The infrastructure of the terminal will be tailored to have intelligent transportation systems such as digital displays for information for the arrival and departure times of buses, public transit lines and ticket prices.
The public transport station will be designed to world-class standards to ensure the safety and security of the station’s users with facilities like fire extinguishing systems, surveillance and alarm systems.

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