Work will soon start on the Kalba Clock Tower Square development in Sharjah, which, on completion, will be one of the distinctive features of the city. A major highlight of the tower will be a special tunnel leading to the clock tower and a 12-nozzel fountain in the centre of the square.
HH Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, yesterday (April 10) laid the cornerstone of the Clock Tower Square in Kalba City.
It is a part of the development and tourism projects for public facilities and infrastructure in the region.
The scope of work includes expanding the square and modifying its diametre to 104 m and establishing a clock tower at a height of 42 m on an area of 668 sq m, with a clock in the middle top of the tower fixed in a manner that allows being seen from all corners of the city.
The tower will also include a number of facilities and safe transit corridors that are commensurate with all the needs of the members of the different groups of the society, and a special tunnel leading to the clock tower, in addition to a lift to provide safe and secure access to the different floors of the tower, said senior officials.
Upon arrival at the venue, Dr Sheikh Sultan was briefed on the construction drilling operations that have been completed at the site by Engineer Salah Bin Butti Al Muhairi, adviser to Sharjah Department of Town Planning and Survey.
He also explained the engineering plans and maps for the square and the clock tower.
A key highlight of the clock tower will be a 12-nozzel fountain at the centre of the square representing the hour hand of the clock, while the other small nozzles represent the minute hand.
The Clock is a unique and distinctive feature to be added to the square, which will also contain 4 additional nozzles parallel to Al Wehda Street, the officials added.
Two additional balconies of different heights will also be established to allow visitors to the tower to see the stunning natural landscapes and landmarks views surrounding the square, which will be surrounded by 2,100 square- metre green areas, in addition to parking spaces along the Corniche Street to serve visitors.
During his visit, His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah was also briefed on the development work on Al Wahda Street, which connects the road from the Square and Clock Tower to Kalba Corniche Street.
The project includes developing the road with a length of 4,200 meters, where engineering work will be carried out for a double – lane in each direction, with a service road and side parking for cars, in order to raise the level of safety and facilitate the traffic movement of vehicles from both directions.-TradeArabia News Service