People living in Dubai are familiar with the struggle of long queues at taxi and metro stations. The problem is about to be solved as Dubai Roads and Transport Authority has issued a notice of extended Dubai’s Metro network by 20 km. The extension is expected to get 11 new stations connecting different areas of the emirate together.
Dubai Metro Green Line Extension:
The purpose of this extension is to link the areas of Dubai together so that residents and tourists can roam around the emitted without any difficulty. The plan that was outlined almost a decade ago, the current proposed plan seems to match it. There will be 11 metro stations under the Dubai Metro Green line extension. The track will be around 20 kilometers. The plan was to expand the Green Line from its existing Al Jadaf Terminus to Academic City, Emaar’s Dubai Harbour development, and then over the Creek. Bur Dubai and Deira in the city’s old quarter are the locations of the current Green Line stations.
Dubai Metro Red Line:
The construction of one Metro station the red line will extend by 3.5 kilometers from its current terminal Rashidiya to reach Mirdiff City Center. Mirdif City center is a large suburban mall located near Dubai International Airport. The line connects the old city of Dubai and the airport to Downtown, Dubai Marina and Expo 2020 in the southwest.
A six-station 15km extension of Dubai Metro at Expo 2020 cost around $2.9 billion. It was considered the major factor for the success of the event as it provided access to millions of visits and residents of the venue. Dubai’s current population is 3.5 million and is expected to reach 5.8 million by 2040. Therefore, this extension of Dubai Metro will be quite beneficial for residents and tourists to satisfy the need for public transport to handle this increased capacity.
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