Dubai’s marine transport expanded

HE Mattar Al Tayer, director general and chairman of the Board of executive directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA)
HE Mattar Al Tayer, director general and chairman of the Board of executive directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA)

In a recent announcement, HE Mattar Al Tayer, director general and chairman of the Board of executive directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) disclosed that RTA would build 12 marine transport stations.

The new stations are allocated for Business Bay Canal and Dubai Water Canal.

“Five of these stations are being built at the Dubai Water Canal project; which is currently underway, and remaining seven stations will be built at the Business Bay Canal by 2018,” said Al Tayer.

The marine transport sector is an integral part of the mass transit network in the Emirate with estimated ridership in the tune of 13 million riders per annum. In view of the importance of this sector, the RTA has developed a master plan for upgrading marine transport systems including operation of Dubai Creek lines, coastal line alongside Jumeirah Beaches, new islands service lines, in addition to Business Bay and Dubai Water Canal lines.

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