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RTA awards contract for constructing roads in Hatta
By a Staff Reporter January 13, 2018
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DUBAI: As part of the Dhs1.3 billion Master Development Plan for Hatta endorsed by Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), chaired by Director General of RTA HE Mattar Al Tayer, has approved the awarding of a contract for constructing internal roads in the Makan Community, Hatta. The project involves the construction of roads extending 8 km at a cost of Dhs30m.

“The project includes the construction of internal roads, car parks, pavements and street lighting in the Makan Community, which has 346 houses constructed by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment. The project will be completed in seven months,” said Al Tayer.

He stressed RTA’s commitment to improving the roads network to accommodate growing traffic associated with demographic and urban expansion. He noted that the project will ease traffic flow and people mobility in Hatta in line with the master development plan of the area.

“In the near future, RTA will embark on the construction of Hatta Gate Project, which will add a touch of beauty to the entrance to Hatta, which features several tourists, historical and natural landmarks. Hatta Gate boasts a unique design that reflects the identity of Hatta and its natural surroundings. The design of the Gate creatively reflects the beautiful and distinctive topography of the area that is dotted with mountains and cliffs, with successive columns of different configurations depicting the unique scenic beauty of Hatta. With its high vertical shape, which symbolises the towering mountains of Hatta, the project seeks to create unforgettable memories for visitors,” said Al Tayer.

“RTA intends to undertake a series of projects in Hatta in collaboration with the Ministry of Infrastructure Development, including the construction of a road linking Dubai with Hatta via Lehbab at an estimated cost of Dhs54 million. RTA will design and construct residential roads at the Crushers Area in Hatta and upgrade the infrastructure as well as roads and transit services to ensure they are aligned with the future development plans of the area.

“RTA is committed to improving the roads network to meet the needs of the demographic and urban expansion and the associated growth in traffic movement. Such improvements will facilitate traffic flow and people mobility in Hatta in line with the master development plan of the area endorsed by Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum,” added Al Tayer.

Over the past few years, RTA has implemented a number of road projects in Hatta stretching about 150 km linking Hatta with neighbouring areas. It also rehabilitated Jima Dam. Last year, it undertook the maintenance of Jima–Fay Road and completed 50% of roads linking farms to facilitate the movement of people.

In terms of transportation, RTA built the Hatta - Dubai bus station and runs the service, which is used by about 250,000 passengers every year. A taxi services office had been opened in the area, and taxicabs are being provided to transfer cases that do not require ambulance service from Hatta Hospital to Dubai hospitals. A bus route linking key areas of Hatta has also been opened.

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