Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has opened internal roads project at Nad El-Sheba 4 and is set to open another similar project at Makan Community, Hatta in the middle of this month.
Undertaking the two projects is part of the 5-Year Plan endorsed by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to construct internal roads in several residential communities of Dubai.
The project reflects RTA’s efforts to improve roads infrastructure in residential communities to address the projected increase in urban expansion, and traffic volumes to ease the mobility of people and add to their happiness.
“The internal roads project at Makan Community, which has 346 houses constructed by the Mohammed bin Rashid Housing Establishment, includes the construction of 8-km internal roads, car parks, pavements and street lighting,” said Mattar Al Tayer, director general and chairman of RTA.
“The internal roads project at Nad El-Sheba 4 comprises the construction of 56-km roads (50-km at Nad El-Sheba 4, District 282, and 6-km at Nad El-Sheba 1, District 618) at a width varying from 7.3m for collector roads and 7m for local roads. Works also included street lighting and rainwater drainage system,” added Al Tayer.
Over the past few years, RTA had accomplished several road projects at Hatta stretching about 150 km linking Hatta with neighbouring areas. It had also rehabilitated Jima Dam, and last year completed the maintenance of Jima–Fay Road.
In the field of transport, RTA has built Hatta - Dubai bus station & run the bus service, which is used by about 250,000 riders every year. A taxi services office had been opened in the area, and a taxi van had been deployed at Hatta Hospital to transfer dialysis patients to Dubai hospitals in addition to the opening of a bus route linking key areas of Hatta.