The new road networks have provided a huge boost to the distribution chains in the country, benefitting a number of logistics firms and supermarkets. The roads connecting Industrial Area to the Hamad International Airport (HIA) and the Hamad Port are said to have made things faster.
The major corridor provides direct link between the cargo division of the HIA and the East Industrial Area, even though G-Ring Road and its link roads are not fully operational yet, where many warehouses are located, and has given additional impetus to various sectors through improved materials transportation.
Logistics companies at East and West Industrial Area say that the new highways with less traffic congestion will reduce delay in distribution and logistics operations, while at the same time saving motorists on Doha roads from hectic traffic at peak hours.
An official of an Italian-based logistics and shipping company in Doha said, “Major share of our consignments, especially building materials from Southeast Asian countries, are delivered to the warehouses in Industrial Area. The new roads with direct access to Industrial Area have eliminated the unnecessary delay in transportation of materials to the stores, giving additional boost to the real estate and infrastructure works slated to complete prior to the upcoming international events, such as the FIFA 2022 World Cup.”
The new road network has also helped in streamlineing the supply of food items and other essential commodities.
Managing Director of Quality Group of Companies Shamsudeen Olakara said,”The new road network offers easy access to our warehouses and helps us deliver goods to our outlets across the country as quickly as possible.”
After the multilevel intersections of the roads are completely opened, they will provide free flow of heavy goods vehicles from Hamad Port to East West corridor and Industrial Area. They will also provide an additional four lanes in each direction to Mesaieed road to enable free transit between Doha and Mesaieed.
Also truck roads linking Hamad Port to new Industrial Area at Al Sahiliya through Orbital Truck Road has made transportation and logistics operations easier for many businesses dealing in automobiles and building materials.