Dubai: Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince, yesterday (Monday) laid the foundation stone for the metro Route 2020.
Shaikh Hamdan also unveiled the plaque for the Route 2020 model.
Upon his arrival at the ceremony taking place near Nakheel Harbour and Tower station, Shaikh Hamdan was received by Mattar Al Tayer, director-general and chairman of the Board of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA). The Route 2020 is the metro Red Line extension linking the Red Line from Nakheel Harbour and Tower station to Expo 2020 site.
The route will serve 270,000 people in populated residential areas, passing through The Gardens, Discovery Gardens, Al Furjan, Jumeirah Gold Estates and Dubai Investment Park. The trial run on the 15-km route is expected to begin by the end of 2019, while the operation will begin five months before the start of Expo 2020.
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By WAM gulfnews.com