Dubai Metro Green Line extension under consideration

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Dubai Metro has altered the commuting scene in this car-loving city. (AFP/Getty Images)

Dubai Metro has altered the commuting scene in this car-loving city. (AFP/Getty Images)

Plans for a 20km extension of the Dubai Metro Green Line to Academic City is being considered by transport officials, it was reported Monday.

The project is set to be decided by the end of the year, and is part of a wider review of all projects being undertaken by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), the National reports.

If approved, it would serve thousands of students and staff at the education development, which is set to have about 40,000 students by 2015, the paper reports.

"We cannot talk about implementing anything until we finish looking at the master plan, which will consider all the projects along with changes in development. We have to restudy all that," Abdul Redha al Hassan, the RTA rail planning and development director, told the National.

The projected cost of building such an extension was not revealed in the report.

Testing has begun on the Green Line, which will continue for six months. Once up and running the RTA forecasts it will double the number of metro passengers.

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Posted by: Ajaya Koyitti Veetu

This is excellent news and is indeed required for the sustainable growth of Dubai. Like Singapore if Dubai really want to stay as the regional hub of the region these type of infrastructure developments are very essential. As the quality education is an area that is having enormous business potential as well, linking Academic City with Metro will definitely will result good yield in long run. All the best.

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