Sheikh Mohammed reviews RTA projects for Dubai

The Ruler of Dubai approved designs for components of landmark projects such as Dubai Water Canal, Shindagha Crossing, Jewel of the Creek, and Burj Khalifa metro station

The Ruler of Dubai recently approved designs for components of landmark RTA projects. [Image: Twitter/DxbMediaOffice]
The Ruler of Dubai recently approved designs for components of landmark RTA projects. [Image: Twitter/DxbMediaOffice]

Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, recently visited the headquarters of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) to review the agency's development plans. 

The Ruler was accompanied by Eng Mattar Al Tayer, chairman of the board and executive director of RTA. 

Among the plans reviewed by HH Sheikh Mohammed was Dubai Strategic Comprehensive Plan 2021, which aims to achieve sustainable transport development. 

According to state agency WAM, the Ruler was briefed on the designs of shipping docks on the Dubai Water Canal, as well as designs and components of landmark developments such as Shindagha Crossing. 

HH Sheikh Mohammed is said to have selected design options that match local architecture. 

The RTA delegation also discussed planned entrances and exits for Jewel of the Creek, a waterfront project being developed in Deira. 

These plans include the construction of a pedestrian bridge on Baniyas Road, and a flyover for bicycles as well.

HH Sheikh Mohammed also commended RTA's plan to expand the Burj Khalifa metro station, which includes increasing its daily capacity to 180,000 passengers. 

The Ruler praised the establishment of a 120m-long pedestrian bridge connecting the Al Sufouh and Western streets in the Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR), which is to be completed by early 2017.

Among the projects that were presented before Sheikh Mohammed was the traffic solution project, which aims to enhance traffic flow in the vicinity of the Dubai Expo 2020 site.

The project includes the implementation of 36 bridges, and will be completed in five stages by November 2019.

"Each achievement scored in Dubai is an achievement for our beloved country and its successive generations," Sheikh Mohammed said, according to the WAM report. 

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