Al Sharqiyah Expressway opens for traffic

Muscat: The 191-km Al Sharqiyah Expressway that stretches from the Wilayat of Bidbid to the Wilayat Al Kamil Wa al Wafi is now open for traffic.

The ministry explained that the expressway will be under a test period of three months during which only light vehicles will be allowed on the road. After the 3-month period, all heavy vehicles will be allowed to use the expressway, except those loaded with petrochemicals and hazardous materials.

Most parts of Al Sharqiyah Expressway will be covered by the mobile telecom basic services (voice services) by the end of this month, the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) announced on Sunday.

TRA the telecom services will cover up to 90 percent of the new road. The telecom companies will provide quick solutions to cover the tunnels via external telecom stations fixed on the sides of both tunnels to ensure the provision of telecom services.

TRA is currently working with the partners to boost existing coverage on Al Sharqiyah Expressway through installing 20 additional mobile telecom stations to provide high-speed voice and internet services. Besides, the work is underway for the implementation of global solutions for in-tunnel coverage.

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