By Shafaat Shahbandari, Staff Reporter www.gulfnews.com
Dubai: Work on the Dh2 billion Dubai Canal project has gathered pace with several internal roads in Al Safa area closed and traffic diverted.
Ground mapping and geo-scanning work on the prestigious project began last month, with technicians searching for underground cables and pipelines.
The 3-km-long Dubai Canal project was announced in October last year by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice-President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.
The canal will connect the already extended Creek from Business Bay area to Jumeirah beach, cutting through Shaikh Zayed Road near the second interchange and stretching along Safa Park, Al Wasl Road and Jumeirah Beach Road.
Mapa and Gunal Constructions, the Turkish construction magnets, are carrying out the development work while Halcrow and Parsons have been appointed consultants by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA). More info