Dubai Metro Green Line extension under consideration

Plans to build a 20km extension to Academic City to be decided by the end of this year
Dubai Metro has altered the commuting scene in this car-loving city. (AFP/Getty Images)
By Staff writer
Mon 01 Nov 2010 08:18 AM

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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