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Dubai Metro's Red Line approved

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Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, has approved the Masar 2020 Project.

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The project is encompassing the extension of the Red Line of the Dubai Metro from Nakheel Harbour & Tower Metro Station to the site of Expo 2020. Once completed, the new metro line stretches over 15 km and includes seven stations.

Sheikh Mohammed directed concerned authorities to start construction works immediately, complete it on time with high quality and to consider the demographic growth and the Expo 2020 requirements.

Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) Mattar Al Tayer affirmed that Masar 2020 will offer safe and smooth mobility for Expo 2020 visitors and Dubai's residents as well.

It stands out as a vital transit corridor linking various Dubai districts with Al Maktoum International Airport, an icon of a new important development phase in the history of Dubai, and a symbol of sustainability, advancement and creativity for current & future generations.

Mattar Al Tayer added that RTA has mapped out an integrated plan for roads and transport projects to serve Expo 2020, highlighted by Masar 2020 project. The plan is meant to achieve sustainability of the project and accordingly the path is planned to link Expo site with a number of vital projects and locations in the area.

In this regard the RTA has coordinated with all developers and government entities in working out the proposed paths of the metro to ensure that Masar 2020 will support vital areas in the present and future.

He added that RTA has examined different options of Masar 2020 and assessed their effectiveness and impact on the neighborhood based on a host of technical perimeters that include the enhancement of the development plans in Dubai.

It also serves the largest possible number of residents as well as current & future projects, easing snarls on some congested road sectors, providing top class service to targeted communities, and integrating with public transit systems and roads network in Dubai.

Mattar Al Tayer stated that the RTA would hold this month a workshop for consultants & contractors specialized in rail projects where it would exhibit various components of Masar 2020 project. As per the timeline set, the project is expected to be released for tendering next July.

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