Inter-city metro line in UAE a possibility, says minister


By Dhanusha Gokulan/Staff Reporter

Leipzig – In the next two years, the UAE will focus heavily on upgrading federal and inter-city road networks with improved signages, setting revised speed limits, and installation of sensors and smart traffic lights.

Dr Abdullah bin Mohammed Balhaif Al Nuaimi
Dr Abdullah bin Mohammed Balhaif Al Nuaimi

“Leading up to the Dubai Expo 2020, we also want to focus on integrating public transportation between the seven emirates.

We want to make it easier for people from across the UAE to reach the Expo grounds in Jebel Ali,” said Dr Abdullah bin Mohammed Balhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Public Works and Chairman of the Federal Authority for Land and Maritime Transport. Dr Nuaimi spoke exclusively to Khaleej Times on the sidelines of the International Transport Forum (ITF) Summit, 2015 in Leipzig, Germany.

The three-day summit started in Leipzig, Germany on May 27. The ITF is an inter-governmental organisation with 57 member states within the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). More info