RTA: 'Dubai Metro expansion not behind schedule'


By Neha Bhatia  www.constructionweekonline.com

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has denied that the expansion of the Dubai Metro beyond Jebel Ali is to be delayed, and insisted the project is still on schedule.

2According to Arabian Business, it was reported last week that Shahrin Abdol Salam, chief engineer of rail operations at the RTA, said the authority hopes to begin work on the Route 2020 metro expansion project in the second half of 2016.

RTA had said in a statement in May that it intended to announce the consortium winning the project construction work on 28 January, 2016, with construction starting shortly afterwards.

An RTA official denied this was the case, and said it is “initial mobilisation works” that are due to start in the first quarter of 2016, not the actual construction. More info