The 270km road starts at the finish of Muscat Expressway in Halban, Muscat and ends in Khatmat Milaha in the wilayat of Shinas in North Batinah.
Speaking on the occasion, H E Dr Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Salim al Futaisi, Minister of Transport and Communications stated, “Batinah Expressway is an addition to the economic and social system in the sultanate, the largest among all roads in the country ever built by the ministry till date.”
He stated that the road will reduce journey time to Buraimi and Dhahirah. “It is an important road for those travelling to the UAE and other Gulf countries. The expressway is expected to boost economic activities in areas which will fall on this route.”
He stated that Batinah Expressway will aid to additional trade activities in between Muscat and Sohar as a bulk of cargo site visitors will pass by means of this route for loading and following unloading at Port of Sohar.
H E Eng Salim bin Mohammed al Nuaimi, Undersecretary for Transport in MoTC stated that the expressway has 4 lanes in every path and is created according to the most recent requirements and technical specifications. “It has 23 intersections to connect the existing Batinah Highway. It also has 17 flyovers and 12 service lanes.”
H E Sheikh Hilal bin Said bin Hamdan al Hajri, Governor of South Batinah stated that the expressway will increase financial and tourism activities in the governorate.
Batinah Expressway connects 3 governorates, Muscat, North and South Batinah, passing by means of numerous wilayats such as Barka, Nakhal, Musannah, Wadi al Ma’awel, Al Awabi, Rustaq, Suwaiq, Khabourah, Sohar, Liwa, and Shinas.
Information Source: Muscat Daily