Jordan's Gam revamps King Ghazi Street as 'pedestrian-friendly'

Renovation includs modernisation of rainwater drainage networks, street tiles, agricultural basins, stone pillars, lighting

The street housed nearly 220 taxis before renovation.
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The street housed nearly 220 taxis before renovation.

Jordan’s King Ghazi Street in Amman has been renovated by the Greater Amman Municipality (Gam) to make it ‘pedestrian-friendly’, according to the director of transport operations department at the municipality, Khalid Abu Aleem.

In an Arabic-language report by Gam, Abu Aleem said that the street accommodated nearly 220 shared taxis, and following the renovation has become pedestrian-friendly like Wakalat Street in Sweifieh.

The rehabilitation work included the modernisation of the entire infrastructure of rainwater drainage networks, street tiles, agricultural basins, stone pillars, lighting works, and stairs.

As part of the revamp, Gam provided alternative parking location for car parking as well as taxi pick-up services on Yaqout Al Hamawi Street, which is 300 metres from King Ghazi Street.

According to Abu Aleem, the municipality’s decision to change King Ghazi Street for use only by pedestrians was “irreversible”.  Following the revamp, only loading and unloading trucks are being permitted on the street.

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