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Sharjah UPC launches first phase of user-friendly bus shelters

Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has approved the first phase of development of bus shelters in the emirate, according to an announcement of the Sharjah Urban Planning Council (SUPC).

The project is in line with the vision of H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi and is part of the efforts by the SUPC to develop various service projects to improve the welfare of the residents and the level of infrastructure in Sharjah.

The SUPC, in collaboration with governmental bodies such as the Sharjah Road and Transport Authority (SRTA), and Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA), has embarked on a development project for the bus stops, with the aim to provide the best possible service and convenience for public transport users in the emirate.

The SUPC’s plan includes 172 locations designated as bus stops in the city of Sharjah, out of which 28 locations have been selected for the first phase of the project following an SRTA-approved six-month study. The study identified the most crowded areas frequented by public transport users and covered 176,000 passengers at the time of the study.

Sheikh Khalid bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairman of the SUPC, said, "SUPC is constantly striving to design plans and strategies in support of projects that provide the best services to the public in the emirate of Sharjah – citizens, residents and tourists alike. These efforts help improve the welfare of the existing residents and that of future generations. We aim to establish a complete and sustainable infrastructure that boosts the appeal of the emirate as a desirable place to live in, one that provides facilities in accordance with the highest international standards."