Work on three metro stations is
expected to begin soon as part of the Qatar Integrated Railway Project.
US$138m has been allocated for taking over land from private owners before
starting work on stations in Msheireb, Al Rayyan
and behind the Qatar National Museum.
Demolition plans have not been divulged
by the authorities, but residents are expecting bulldozers to appear in
different parts of Doha and its outskirts as the rail project counts more than
50 stations over its 129 km route.
Shops in Souq Khalid have been given notice to vacate
and it is believed that the site will be demolished. Najma, Old Airport and Al
Sadd areas have been targeted for demolition too. The first phase of the project is due to
be operational by the end of 2019.