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Posted On: 9 January 2014 12:32 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:13 pm

New Salwa road draws city traders

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Less than a year after the latest phase of Salwa Road’s development was completed, locations between the interchanges in Ain Khalid and Industrial flyover have received a remarkable boost with the opening of a large number of trading establishments. Most of these outlets have relocated from various parts of Doha. Retailers said the demand for commercial space along the Salwa Expressway has resulted in real estate rates shooting up over the last few months. Some of these entrepreneurs said the development of the highway along with better service roads and improved road access to many parts of Doha has helped attract many businessmen who were earlier spread out in different parts of the city. The road development has also contributed to increased business for hypermarkets and restaurants. Most of the country’s auto accessory and related businesses have shifted to areas on both sides of the two interchanges. “Apart from growing commercial rents another reason that prompted us to shift from the city is its proximity to Industrial Area, where many of our regular customers are based,” said an auto accessories wholesaler. Better service roads also provide more parking. Suppliers of heavy industrial equipment have also find this place ideal. “The area offers more scope for businesses that require more space, like those dealing with vehicles,” said a trader. The area is becoming a hub for the truck business. Firms also find the area convenient for housing their staffers, in particular bachelors.