Abu Dhabi cable car project still under consideration

Abu Dhabi City Municipality has denied reports that a cable car system for Al Maqtaa and Al Bahya Corniche has been greenlit, stating that the project is still under study

ADM said that the Al Maqtaa-Al Bahya Corniche cable car project is still under study.
ADM said that the Al Maqtaa-Al Bahya Corniche cable car project is still under study.

Abu Dhabi City Municipality (ADM) has denied reports that a cable car system for Al Maqtaa and Al Bahya Corniche has been officially greenlit.

In a statement released by ADM’s Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport, officials stated that the project is still under study, and that it has not been officially released to conractors.

Cable Car Project Al Maqtaa and Al Bahya (Teleferic) was revealed as part of a portfolio of proposed projects and future investment opportunities in Abu Dhabi. ADM said that the development would only be officially announced once it enters its final approval stage.

Teleferic forms part of a broader initiative to develop a series of recreational, residential, and service facilities for the city of Abu Dhabi and its suburban areas, according to ADM.

Commenting on the aims of the initiative in a statement to the media, the authority said: “The provisional concept of the project indicates that it will span an area of 160,000m2, with a total floor area of about 74,000m2. The project, which will cost about AED650m [$177m], aims to transform Al Bahya Corniche into a premier entertainment destination for residents of the mainland.”

If approved, the Telerific project itself is expected to cost in the region of $95.3m (AED350m), and would feature five stations.

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