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Doha Metro stations will be better connected to nearby developments than Dubai Metro, Qatar Rail chief technical officer has claimed. Daniel Leckel said several Dubai Metro stations were located too far away from commuters' intended destinations.
The Etihad Rail, Abu Dhabi Metro, Abu Dhabi Light Rail, Dubai Metro and Al Sufouh Tramway projects were designed to boost the national economy, said Dr Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Public Works.
The current decade will be known as the golden years of rail in the Middle East if the huge pipeline of planned rail projects in the region comes to fruition. With more than $200bn worth of mainline, metro and tram projects either planned or under way, the region from Morocco to Iran is going through an unprecedented rail construction boom.
The Super Brands Council has recently honoured the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) with the Superbrand status for the second year running in recognition of its efforts & achievements considerably enhancing its profile in public transport industry. The award echoes appreciation by the Superbrands Council of RTA efforts and strenuous endeavours to enhance its corporate identity in a way compatible with the scope and quality of services offered to public transport users in Dubai Emirate.
QPM, one of the region's project management companies and the first Qatari firm in the field, has announced its support of - and participation in - the upcoming 3rd Annual Middle East Rail Opportunities conference.
Attrition in Delhi Metro has been a worry and the former MD, E Sreedharan, often talked about this. Senior and middle level employees work with the best technology in the world, adding value to their CVs, and move on. DMRC has lost engineers at all levels to DLF Metro, Mumbai Metro and Dubai Metro besides others. In fact, its former director (projects), CBK Rao, had quit to join DLF Metro.
Siemens will build 15 high-voltage sub-stations in Sheraton Park, the Ministry of Interior, Bin Mahmoud, Abu Sidra and Grand Hamad area, at a cost of QR700mn. The work is linked to the development of Doha’s Business district, power supply to Doha’s Metro Rail project and the future power requirements of the new international convention centre in West Bay.