Maktoum Expresses Satisfaction 
over Progress of Metro Works

DUBAI - Shaikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai inspected the progress of work in Dubai Metro on Monday.

By (Staff reporter)

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Published: Tue 7 Jul 2009, 3:46 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 7:55 PM

Shaikh Maktoum took the metro in a tour through a number of stations where he was updated by Matter Al Tayer, the Chairman of Board and Executive Director of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) on various phases of the construction of stations, tunnels and other facilities of the mass transit project.

Shaikh Maktoum assessing the progress of the Metro works on Monday. —WamThe major commuter artery for the city, the Dubai Metro comprises a total of 75 km lines and is one of the longest metros in the world.

The Dubai Metro will have 47 stations, including nine underground ones. Expressing satisfaction with what has been achieved so far, Shaikh Maktoum said the project, when completed, would be one of the major flagship civilsational and tourist landmarks in the country. The project, he said, will attract more holidaymakers to the UAE, giving a big boost to internal tourism and energising and diversifying local economy.

Earlier this month, the RTA announced the unified fare system in the form of Nol cards which will allow commuters to use public buses, the Dubai Metro and the Waterbus. The fares range between an economical Dh1.80 and Dh5.80 so that people can use it freely.

( Inputs from Wam)

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