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Mohammed gives go-ahead for Dubai Expo-linked projects

Filed on October 1, 2015 | Last updated on October 1, 2015 at 07.41 am
Shaikh Mohammed being briefed on the new RTA projects on Wednesday. -

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Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the RTA, briefed Shaikh Mohammed about the projects when he visited the authority's office.

A number of developmental projects being undertaken by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) were on Wednesday given the go-ahead by His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the RTA, briefed Shaikh Mohammed about the projects when he visited the authority's office.

Shaikh Mohammed ordered commencement of the projects so that they are completed before the opening of World Expo 2020. The projects, he said, must be in line with the strategic plan of Dubai 2021.

Among others, Shaikh Mohammed was briefed on the airport road expansion project, which is aimed at absorbing the increase in the passenger traffic, projected to reach 95 million by 2020 and at easing congestion at the Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Highway.

Shaikh Mohammed approved the designs of metro stations for Route 2020, including the wing-shaped iconic station.

The 2020 route will pass through several densely populated localities and industrial zones on its way to the Expo 2020 site, including Discovery Gardens, Furjan, Jumeirah Golf Estates and Dubai Investment Park.

The other projects viewed by Shaikh Mohammed are Expo 2020-related road expansions, including Al Yalayis Road, the Gardens parallel roads and the University City Road, as well as the progress of work in the Bluewaters Island project.

He reviewed the progress of the excavation works on the water canal to be dug under the bridge leading to the Deira Islands.

Shaikh Mohammed said he was pleased with the work progress on the projects.

Shaikh Mohammed lauded the efforts of the chairman and members of the RTA executive board and staff and wished them success in their tasks.

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