Fifty percent of Doha Metro tunneling complete: official



DOHA: About 50 percent of the 113-kilometer  long tunneling works for Doha Metro has been completed with the help of  21 tunnel boring machines (TBM) that are advancing underground at full swing, said a senior official of Qatar Rail on Tuesday.

1Abdulla Abdulaziz Al Subaie, Qatar Rail Managing Director, said the Doha Metro project is advancing according to schedule with QR60bn worth of contracts awarded to nine joint ventures.

Al Subaie made the remarks as he gave a speech before the fourth annual Qatar Transport Forum, which he said comes at time where Qatar is at the center of construction activities related to the global transportation sector, with $44bn in transport projects currently under construction and $35bn in projects due to be awarded over the next three years.

“Qatar Rail is proud to have been entrusted with a massive share of this unprecedented development building a world-class, efficient public transportation system that includes three interconnected projects – the Doha Metro, the Lusail Light Rail Transit project and the Long Distance rail project,” Al Subaie said.

“The Doha metro system construction works are phased over two stages, the first of which sees the construction of three out of the four lines (Red, Gold, and Green) and 37 stations – with forecasts to open these lines to the public by late 2019,” he added. More info