SR5 million footbridge to help pedestrians in Makkah

Updated 11 October 2015
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SR5 million footbridge to help pedestrians in Makkah

MAKKAH: The Makkah municipality will build the first footbridge in the Sharaie area in east Makkah at a cost of SR5.358 million.
The municipality has announced the location to the implementing company, who will begin work at the beginning of next month.
Head of the municipality's supervision administration, Sharaf Al-Qurashi, said Thursday that the location of the bridge was chosen carefully to be situated on Omar Qadhi Street, a busy road with many commercial shops in the area. He clarified that the footbridge will be carefully designed with escalators.
Al-Qurashi also noted that the project will ease congestion and ensure traffic safety on roads, reducing accidents. Additionally, the municipality is building the Duqum Al-Wabar overpass, linking Al-Haram Road and Muzdalifah Road with King Abdulaziz Road.
The municipality's assistant director for roads, Mohammad Abu Taleb, said that the municipality is hoping to execute this project over a very short period of time, no more than five months, so that the season can benefit the most from the development. Additionally, the director of road construction, Ahmad Dahi, said that the longest road in the project is 1,050 meters, which was built in order to empty traffic from Mina to Al-Haram Road.
This led to a great improvement in traffic flow on other ramps and roads.


Saudi drivers to make racing history with debuts at Ad Diriyah

Updated 13 December 2018
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Saudi drivers to make racing history with debuts at Ad Diriyah

  • Two local heroes to take to the track in the first-ever Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY contest for production-based electric cars
  • Ahmed Bin Khanen and Bandar Alesayi of the Saudi Racing team will be among the first drivers to test Ad Diriyah track

RIYADH: Saudi motorsport has never looked so good as two drivers prepare for a historic debut in the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY, the world’s first international championship for production-based electric cars, being launched at the racetrack created at the stunning UNESCO World Heritage site of Ad Diriyah.

Flying the flag for Saudi Arabia, the General Sports Authority (SAMF) and the Saudi Arabian Motor Federation (SAMF), Ahmed Bin Khanen and Bandar Alesayi of the Saudi Racing team will be among the first drivers to take to the track tomorrow.

Saudi fans can cheer them on during their free practice session at 3.45pm tomorrow (Friday, December 14), and see if they make it to the final of eTROPHY at 12.50pm on Saturday (December 15).

Ahmed Bin Khanen, Saudi Racing said: “It’s really great to be part of the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY Championship, especially as the first race is in Saudi Arabia with my family and friends. I hope to get a good race result and most importantly, make the race exciting for fans to watch.”

The Saturday eTrophy final precedes the main ABB FIA Formula E race, the 2018 ‘Saudia’ Ad Diriyah E-Prix.

Single-day tickets from Friday at SR330 are still available at www.ad-diriyah-eprix.com, along with three-day tickets from SR950.