The extended sector of the metro line stretches 15km and includes seven stations, reports state news agency WAM.
HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and the Ruler of Dubai , has authorized the ‘Masar 2020’ Project, encompassing the extension of the Red Line of the Dubai Metro from Nakheel Harbour & Tower Metro Station to the Expo 2020 site.
Sheikh Mohammed has directed the construction work to be started immediately, and for it to be completed within the timeframe.
The project will stands out as an important transit corridor linking various Dubai districts with Al Maktoum International Airport.
Masar 2020 will start from Nakheel Harbour and Tower Metro Station and extends 15km (11km elevated and four km underground) and includes seven stations (five elevated, and two underground stations).
The project will serve average-to-high population areas such as the Gardens, Discovery Gardens, Furjan, Jumeirah Golf Estates and the Dubai Investment Park.
These communities are inhabited by about 240,000 people and the journey from the Dubai Marina to the site of Expo will take 16 minutes, said Al Tayer.
The project is expected to be released for tendering next July.
Source: News Agency WAM
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