First-ever toll road to be introduced in Jordan

Jordan

Published: 2024-04-18 15:33

Last Updated: 2024-05-24 16:39


Amman Development Corridor.
Amman Development Corridor.

Amman Development Corridor will be the first road in Jordan to undergo a toll collection system.

The Government, in its Economic Modernization Vision report for the first quarter, said that this will constitute a “realistic study” of implementing the toll road system and analyzing the economic feasibility aspects of applying it on other roads.

No set date has been announced for toll collection yet.

Furthermore, an agreement for services was announced with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group.


Also Read: One in four apprehended beggars rearrested


A development corridor is a geographical area identified as a priority for investment to increase economic growth and development,

Amman Development Corridor aims to improve connections between northern and south-eastern areas of the city, providing alternative routes for through-traffic (avoiding inner Amman roads), enhancing mobility and accessibility to employment, contributing to reducing traffic congestion in the main traffic arteries of the city, and unlocking land and creating jobs around the corridor - according to the The Public – Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF) which is supported by the World Bank.

The idea of imposing tolls on roads in Jordan was introduced in 1995, and the World Bank proposed implementing the fees on 14 roads at a rate of 11 fils/kilometer for small vehicles and 22 fils/kilometer for trucks in a study conducted in 2019."

*Stay informed with our carefully curated content delivered directly to your inbox. Subscribe to our newsletter for exclusive updates and in-depth analysis. Click here to subscribe.