By Shafaat Shahbandari, Staff Reporter www.gulfnews.com
Dubai: Safa Park’s boundaries have been pushed deeper inside to make way for work related to the Dubai Canal project.
New fences have been erected around the park on the side of Hadiqa Street, several metres away from the road. A new jogging track has also been laid around the fence, with similar specifications as before.
The park’s old fences next to Hadiqa Street and the jogging track that encircled the park were removed a few months ago as part of the realignment work that will further see Safa Park transformed into a sports and recreational hub.
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) opened the jogging track in collaboration with Dubai Municipality, under Part 1 of Phase III of the Dubai Canal project, which also covers digging a three-km long canal.
Excavation work for the canal is under way while work on the other two phases is also in progress simultaneously.
“The canal works have impacted part of Safa Park, which required modifying the boundary wall of the park and constructing a jogging track conforming to the same specifications of the existing track,” said Maitha Bin Udai, CEO of the RTA’s Traffic and Roads Agency. More info