CW In Focus | RTA's contracts for Dubai's Satwa, Oud Metha stations

Construction Week rounds up key details of the RTA contracts awarded for both bus stations in the city

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) awarded contracts for the construction two bus stations at Oud Metha and Al Satwa during a board meeting chaired by Mattar Al Tayer, director-general and chairman of the board of executive directors of RTA, in September 2019

The facilities will be designed for sustainability and People of Determination, and will be “coherent with the identity and shape of RTA’s stations”.

The integrated stations will feature parking spaces, pick-up and drop-off points, retail outlets, restaurants, and offices.

The Oud Metha bus station spans 9,640m2, and is located close to Dubai Metro’s Oud Metha station. It will serve routes incoming from Dubai Academic City and Dubai International City.

The station will have 10 parking spaces for buses, 20 parking slots for out-of-service buses, and 316 parking for vehicles.

RTA’s new Oud Metha bus station will be a ground plus two-storied structure with a rooftop parking space, with the authority expecting to serve 10,000 riders per day through the facility. 

Al Satwa bus station is planned to span 11,912m2 and will be a ground plus single floor facility with rooftop parking. The station will serve 7,800 passengers per day, with capacity to extend the number to 15,000.

RTA’s Al Satwa station will feature 15 operational parking for buses, 20 parking slots for out-of-service buses, and 227 parking for vehicles.

Both stations will also include air-conditioned and non-AC shelters, furnished public rest houses, prayer rooms for men and women, staff offices, public toilets, and a children’s corner. Self-service kiosks, Nol card machines, bus information display panels, ATMs, and refreshment and snack vending machines will be developed within the stations as well.

In this episode of Construction Week In Focus, Ranju Warrier, reporter at Construction Week, rounds up key details of the RTA contracts. 

Construction Week In Focus is a twice-weekly bulletin of the Middle East's top news from the real estate development and contracting sectors. The series is hosted on Construction Week's YouTube channel, alongside weekly series published by its sister titles. The latter includes MEP Engineered by MEP Middle EastFM Live by facilities management Middle East, and Heavy Metal by PMV Middle East.

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