Route 2020 takes Metro closer to 240,000 residents

The Red Line will extend towards the World Expo 2020 site and will have seven stations close to various communiities such as The GardensImage Credit: Courtesy of Nakheel

The Route 2020 project, which details the 15km extension plan of the Dubai Metro Red line, will benefit hundreds of thousands of residents in various communities in Dubai. His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice- President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has endorsed the project, which will stretch the rail network from Nakheel Harbour and Tower Metro Station to the site of World Expo 2020.

The project will connect the Metro to an estimated 240,000 people living in various communities located near the new route. According to developer Nakheel, the new railway line will benefit more than 110,000 people living in some of its communities — directly serving its Gardens, Discovery Gardens and Al Furjan communities and providing nearby Metro access for residents of Jumeirah Park, Jumeirah Islands and Jumeirah Village Triangle.
The Metro extension, which will include seven stations, will also pass by Dubai Investments Park and Jumeirah Golf Estates among other many communities.

“The Dubai Metro extension is a major boost for these communities — and the wider area known as New Dubai — both in terms of the residents who live in them and investors who have bought land or homes in them,” Nakheel said in a statement. “Residents will benefit from a transport alternative to the car, while the value of investors’ properties will be enhanced.”

Shaikh Mohammad has ordered work on the project to start immediately. “The RTA examined different options for Route 2020 and assessed their effectiveness and impact on the surrounding neighbourhoods based on a host of technical parameters that include the enhancement of the development plans in Dubai,” said Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Roads and Transport Authority. “It also serves the largest possible number of residents as well as current and future projects, easing snarls on some congested road sectors, providing top-class service.”

Source: Property Weekly


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