Metro Project construction work making good progress

DUBAI - The Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), Mattar Al Tayer, chaired the seventh forum of Dubai Metro Project Constructing Company yesterday.

By A Staff Reporter

Published: Wed 12 Mar 2008, 8:16 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 6:42 PM

Speaking during the meeting, Al Tayer said that the progress work was on in full swing.

“So far we have completed construction of the Main Power Supply Station of Dubai Metro. Completion rate in Jebel Ali Depot, which covers an area of 110 square metres, reached more than 60 per cent.

“Construction works in the Red Line is making good progress where completion rate almost touched 53 per cent and tunneling works between the Union Station and BurJuman Station have been completed with the Tunnel Boring Machine (Al Wugeisha) covering 1500 metres and breaking into the other side of Dubai Creek,” said Al Tayer.

He pointed out that completion rate reached 17 per cent in the Green Line; with the completion of the tunnel extending 729 metres from Union Square Station to Salah Uddin Station in 60 days.

Al Tayer also stressed on the importance of abiding by the highest standards of safety and security at all work sites so as to provide protection and safety of workers.

He called upon both the consultants and contractors to take all measures to enhance the supervisory roles of safety, introduce more efficient safety systems to maintain the good safety record, and curb safety offences associated with the right of way.

Al Tayer highlighted the importance of completing all works in the Red Line and delivering the project on September 9, 2009 as well as the timely completion of the test track of the rolling stock at Jebel Ali.

He also called for more attention and speeding up of construction of pedestrian crossings.

“Dubai Government is pinning high hopes on the Metro Project, which is viewed as a quality addition to the means of mobility in the emirate. It fits well with the massive urban development and property projects undertaken by Dubai, which are commanding the attention of many investors and tourists,” added Al Tayer. The next forum has been scheduled for May 15.

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