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The idea of Dubai Metro was turned down by some: Sheikh Mohammed

Sheikh Mohammed, Dubai Metro, Dubai Metro anniversary, September 9

The Metro transported its one billionth passenger in August 2017.

By Web Report

Published: Mon 9 Sep 2019, 2:55 PM

Last updated: Mon 9 Sep 2019, 9:42 PM

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Sunday revealed that when the idea of the Dubai Metro was proposed, some people rejected the idea.

"The idea was turned down by some members of the Executive Council," Sheikh Mohammed revealed on Twitter.

The Dubai Metro will mark its 10th anniversary on September 9, 2019.

From 6.89 million rides recorded on its first year of operations, the Metro ridership has jumped almost 600 per cent to 38.88 million rides in 2010. In August 2017, it reached its one-billion mark and, at present, the Metro has 49 stations - 29 on the Red Line and 20 on the Green Line - clocking in around 600,000 rides daily.

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