Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed chairs meeting to celebrate 11th anniversary of Dubai Metro

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed chaired a meeting on Wednesday to mark the 11th anniversary of the Dubai Metro.

The meeting was held at Expo Metro Station.

The Crown Prince of Dubai attributed the success of the project to Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai.

“Roads and infrastructure can reflect a city’s modernity and advancement,” Sheikh Hamdan tweeted.

“We are proud of our achievements that serve society and cement Dubai’s position among the most agile and dynamic cities of the world.

“Creative thinking will remain the winning formula in our progress.”

The new Dubai Metro line to the Expo 2020 site and surrounds was inaugurated on July 8. It will open to the public this year.

The Dh11 billion project, which the Roads and Transport Authority began almost four years ago, includes a 15-kilometre extension of the Red Line and seven new stations.

Route 2020 will take visitors to and from the Expo 2020 site during the six-month global exhibition, which will open in October 2021 after a one-year delay because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Sheikh Mohammed inaugurated the Dubai Metro on September 9, 2009, at 9.09pm.

It was introduced to tackle worsening traffic congestion caused by the city’s rapidly growing population.

The Red Line opened first, with 10 stations. Two years later, the Green Line was launched, taking the number of stations to 49.

With the opening of Route 2020, the length of the Metro will increase to 90km.

The total length of rail networks in Dubai will rise to 101km, with 11km for The Dubai Tram.

Updated: September 10, 2020 08:58 AM



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