RTA plans to broaden Dubai metro network


By Ashleigh McGinley  www.constructionweekonline.com

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced plans to broaden the metro network to reach 16 new districts, while improving the service in 19 others by 2020.

1A focus will be put on upgrading marine transit modes, which are expected to witness major growth with the opening of the Dubai Water Canal linking the Business Bay with the Gulf.

Mattar Al Tayer, director-general and chairman of the RTA, said: “Comprising a full range of integrated services, the public transport network in Dubai has become the backbone of people’s mobility in various parts of the emirate of Dubai.

RTA has ambitious plans for upgrading roads infrastructure and mass transit systems, beside improving the efficiency of public transport, and broadening the delivery of smart services to the public.” More info