Sharjah Ruler Sheikh Sultan and RAK Ruler Sheikh Saud opened the new Sharjah-Khor Fakkan Road on Saturday. WAM
His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, and His Highness Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah inaugurated the new Sharjah — Khor Fakkan Road on Saturday.
The 89-kilometre development is expected to reduce travel time between the two cities to 45 minutes, and is built at a cost of Dhs6 billion. It falls within a modern road network marking a new phase in the development of the infrastructure and tourist facilities in the East Coast city.
The most important of its kind, the new road runs from the Emirates Road in Sharjah to Wadi Shi in Khor Fakkan.
The Ruler of Sharjah met with the Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah at the intersection of Kedra area within the scope of the road, then inspected the intersections of Khor Fakkan Road and its tunnels as well as its lower passageways which extend along the road that passes through the desert, plains and mountains, consisting of 14 intersections, 7 underground crossings and 5 tunnels: Al Rough Tunnel at a length of 1300 metres, Al Ghazir Tunnel (900 metres), Al Saha Tunnel (300 metres), Al Saqb Tunnel (1300 metres) and Al Sidra Tunnel (2700 metres), which is the longest covered mountain tunnel in the Middle East.
Their Highnesses stopped at Al Rafisah Dam where they were welcomed with folkloric songs and received by a number of Sheikhs, ministers, heads of local departments and dignitaries, and a large number of residents of Khor Fakkan.
Their Highnesses, along with officials accompanying them, watched a rafting race and witnessed the launch of mountain deer around Al Rafisah Dam Lake.
Witnessed by a large crowd of Emiratis and residents alike, the parade featured live military displays by various units of the Armed Forces and Presidential Guard.
The gangsters reportedly attacked the shop, threatened the employees and stole money of different currencies that amounted to over Dhs2 million.
“When we checked the vehicle data in the federal traffic system, it turned out that the driver committed 1,200 overspeeding violations and 51 violations under ‘Wanted for impoundment,’ with a total value of Dhs1,158,000.”
The police’s quick response and heroic act have saved more than 93 people from a gas leak that took place in a metal scrap shop in Al Sajaa Industrial Area. The incident resulted in the death of a person, and others in critical conditions.
The rapidly changing global communications landscape reinforces the need to create an enabling environment to develop and maintain effective government communication as it influences the reputation of governments and organisations in the international arena, said Chairman of Sharjah Media Council (SMC) Sheikh Sultan Bin Ahmed Al Qasimi.
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