RTA staff get a peek into Metro project

DUBAI — The Rail Agency of the Roads and Transport Agency (RTA) organised a Metro project tour for the directors and new employees of the entity yesterday.

By A Staff Reporter

Published: Thu 22 Nov 2007, 8:42 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 4:39 AM

The tour was organised to educate the employees about the construction and progress of the Metro.

The tour included a stopover at the site at Union Square and at the casting yard and the auxiliary depot at Jebel Ali. A couple of senior officials briefed the team on the progress.

Engineer Abdulmajid Al Khaja, CEO of the Rail Agency, said, “The trip was organised to educate the RTA employees on the Metro project. It included stopovers at major construction sites which mark the milestones of the project.

“We would like our employees to be ambassadors of this massive project and such tours make it one of the most feasible ways to learn and understand the project. We encourage people to update themselves with the facts of the project and educate others.

“The feedback we receive from such tours and workshops helps us evaluate the credibility of knowledge we share. Not only is this an educational exercise but also enhances relationship building. We try and organise such tours and workshops as frequently as possible.”

The employees and directors were amazed to see and learn about the tunnel that runs from Union Square to BurJuman and the other that runs from Union Square to Al Rigga and is now on its way to City Centre. They enjoyed the glimpses of the concourse levels and platforms that are under construction.

The casting yard at Jebel Ali was of sure interest as they saw the manufacturing of piles, piers and viaducts in progress. Around 90 per cent of the total casting has been completed with 40 to 60 viaducts being manufactured a week.

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