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Sharjah approves five pedestrian bridges' designs

Sharjah Urban Planning Council approved designs for the five bridges, which will be constructed in conjunction with the Emirate's Roads and Transport Authority

Five pedestrian bridges will be built in Sharjah. [Representational image]
Five pedestrian bridges will be built in Sharjah. [Representational image]

Sharjah Urban Planning Council (SUPC) has approved designs for five pedestrian bridges to be constructed across the Emirate. 

Construction works will be carried out in collaboration with Sharjah Roads and Transport Authority, but the project's value is yet to be revealed.

The bridges will be constructed in and around King Faisal Road, King Abdulaziz Street, Al Ittihad Road, and Al Taawun Road, besides other localities. 

SUPC officials said the five areas comprising phase one were selected based on studies of road traffic density, rate of accidents, number of pedestrians, walking distance to the nearest public transport stations, and surrounding markets and institutions. 

Elevators and shaded walkways will be installed within the bridges for ease of access. 

Future phases of SUPC's overall plan to improve pedestrian safety include similar projects across the Emirate. 

Sheikh Khalid bin Sultan Al Qasimi, chairman of SUPC, said: "We are consistently striving to support and develop projects that help provide quality service to citizens, residents, and visitors in the Emirate of Sharjah.

"Developing projects of this kind is a top priority for the SUPC, as such structures will complement the attractive architectural landscape and the fully functional infrastructure in the emirate and will respond to the needs and aspiration of people and communities."

 

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