Yuksel In Arab News

Infrastructure of the Third Phase of Riyadh Bus Rapid Transit System (BRT) Project. 


RIYADH: Turkish construction giant Yuksel Insaat has won a SR2.29 billion ‘Riyadh Rapid Bus Transit System’ (BRT) project, which is part of the impressive King Abdulaziz Transport System plan.

Ar-Riyadh Development Authority (ADA) has awarded the contract to Yuksel, while the local Alinma Bank has extended SR872 million project financing facility to implement project.
Yuksel has received the letter of intent.
“The project mainly includes road rehabilitation schemes, construction of 21 pairs of Bus Rapid Transit System Stations, 2574 community bus stops and 7 pedestrian bridges in the Saudi capital city,” said Ahmet Halavuk, Yuksel’s general manager.
As is typical of the BRT systems, he said that the new line would allow rush-hour buses to travel in bus-only lanes specifically highway shoulder lanes with the aim of reducing traffic period and easing the time of commute.

Ahmet said that the BRT would be an efficient, high capacity, and cost effective transit solution that many global cities are using at the moment.
Through the utilization of exclusive lanes, off-board fare payment and platform level boarding; well-planned and delivered BRT systems with clean buses can provide metro-quality service at a fraction of the cost.
This will be generating enormous shift from private car to public transportation systems, explained Ahmet, who has taking keen interest in promoting Saudi-Turkish harmonious bilateral relations.
Arab News caught up with Ahmet to know more about new project, Yuksel’s other projects in Saudi Arabia and GCC countries as well as the company’s pioneering role in constructions of dams and implementation of key infrastructure projects across the length and breadth of the country.

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