RTA seals off parking to construct Satwa, Oud Metha bus stations
Parking spaces will be partly cordoned off in phases from 14 November, 2019, to the end of October 2020
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has partially closed parking spaces near the Satwa Bus Station and the Oud Metha Metro Station to permit progress on construction work of a bus station and a multi-level parking terminal in the area.
According to the RTA, the parking spaces will be partly cordoned in two phases off from 14 November, 2019, to the end of October 2020.
The first phase of closure at the Satwa Bus Station parking space will include the closure of 84 parking slots, while 131 parking slots remain open. In the second phase, the remaining 131 parking slots will also be closed, although 29 other surface parking spaces will be available nearby.
The parking spaces at Oud Metha Metro Station will also be partially closed during the same period. Motorists will have to use the alternative 500 parking slots available in the area.
The integrated bus stations that are being constructed will feature parking spaces, pick-up and drop-off points, retail outlets, restaurants, and offices, once complete.
Construction Week reported in September 2019 that the 9,640m2 Oud Metha bus station, located close to Dubai Metro’s Oud Metha station, will be a G+2 structure and will serve 10,000 riders on routes incoming from Dubai Academic City and Dubai International City.
The Al Satwa bus station is expected to span 11,912m2 and will be a G+1 facility that serves 7,800 passengers per day, with capacity to extend the number to 15,000.