By Mohammed Al Munji www.rta.ae
Roads and Transport Authority – Mohammed Al Munji: His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), announced that completion rate in the entire works of the Dubai Tram project has now hit 93%. He further revealed that the completion rate of the Tram’s Depot has exceeded 92% and expected all works in this maintenance and storage facility to be completed next August, adding that the completion rate in the Tram’s stations is currently hovering around 91%.
Al Tayer made this statement during a site tour of the project that included the depot, stations and footbridges during which he was accompanied by Abdullah Yousef Al Ali, Acting CEO of Rail Agency and a host of directors and engineers from the Rail Agency and the project contractor. During the tour, Al Tayer inspected the work progress in various sites of the project, particularly bridges, stations and completion rates in various components of the project which is progressing according to the approved time chart that sets next November as a cutoff date for the project completion.
Al Tayer inspected the Depot which comprises 11 environment-friendly buildings, and has a capacity to accommodate 25 trains. The facility includes a control center for the rail operations which verifies the safety of doors, brakes and motors of each train in addition to air-conditioners along with other sophisticated ancillary electronic systems, maintenance workshops and washing & cleaning workshops. More info