Infrastructure planned for Palm Deira

DUBAI —The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will develop a multi-modal transport infrastructure for the Palm Deira so as to link it with other parts of the emirate, said a senior RTA official yesterday.

By A Staff Reporter

Published: Sun 22 Apr 2007, 8:42 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 1:43 AM

Abdul Mohsen Ibrahim, CEO of Strategy and Corporate Governance said: “We are carrying out the project in coordination with Palm Deira developers, Nakheel. The area of the project is estimated at 50 square kilometres and is near the crowded Central District in Dubai.”

“The Development of Conceptual Transportation Solutions for Palm Deira is one of the most important projects of its kind in steering the emirates growth over the next two decades and beyond,” said the officials.

He also said that the solutions would be supportive of the policies, operational strategies and the system improvement plans would show how to manage movement of people and goods within Palm Deira and other surrounding areas by marine, road, rail and bus transport.

“We have already met Adnan Al Naqi, CEO of the Palm Deira, and discussed the work procedures. The project will be carried out through an art competition carried out among a number of international consultants,” he explained

He said that the required solutions would be developed in three basic stages in five months. “In the first stage, which starts this month, we will grant two months to international consultants to develop and present creative solutions with emphasis on identification of road networks and a mass transit systems to link the surrounding areas.

In the second phase, said the RTA official, the winners will be decided.

In the last phase from next July, the authority will select one or more consultants to prepare and submit conceptual layout plans and drawings for the recommended transportation system.

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