Muscat: Motorists in Oman will soon need to start paying tolls for using some of the roads in the country, the Undersecretary for Transport at the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technology has said.
Tolls will be introduced on these roads, once alternative routes have been introduced in the areas they cover.
A number of new road projects are being considered, including a dual carriageway linking Al Kamil W’Al Wafi and Al Ashkarah, new linkages in Wilayat Maqshin in Dhofar, fresh connections between the governorates of South Al Batinah and Al Dakhiliyah, and renewed maintenance of the Bidbid-Nizwa road.
The ministry also plans to improve connectivity to Jabal Akdhar through a rail link and a road from South Batinah, while also installing rail connections between Sohar and Khazaen, and a bridge to connect Masirah Island to the mainland of Oman.
Furthermore, special roads will be built exclusively for heavy duty trucks, so that they can reach their destinations quicker, and do not contribute to traffic on the main highways.