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The Dubai Mall Metro Link, to be constructed by Dutco, will have five travelators, or moving walkways, in each direction – ten in all – with the air-conditioned and automated walkways capable of ferrying more than 13,500 individuals every hour. There will be a central walkway that will give additional space for pedestrian use.
When Kedar Iyer first moved to Dubai from Paris he could have easily done what most expatriates do upon arriving – rent or hire a car. But instead of shopping for the latest SUV, the digital media specialist checked out carpools, taxis and bus routes. After measuring his environmental footprint 18 months ago he went one step further and now walks and takes the Dubai Metro.
The RTA's policy to force people to use the Metro by cancelling some popular bus routes is not in line with its plans to attract more people to use public transport as it is causing a lot of problems for passengers like me and is not viable for us at all," said Jamshaid Ahmad, who works in Jebel Ali.