Seven new metro stations have been recently inauurated by the His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Ministry of UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The new metro stations are part of the Route 2020 and in addition to the Red Line of Metro Dubai.
In a tweet on July 8, Sheikh Mohammad said that the cost of project was AED11-billion, and took 12,000 engineers and technicians to build the additional seven metro stations.
أعلنا قبل 47 شهراً عن امتداد الخط الأحمر لمترو دبي بتكلفة 11 مليار درهم.. واليوم ندشن مشروعنا.. 50 قطارًا .. 7 محطات .. 125 ألف راكب يومياً.. 12 ألف مهندس وفني و 80 مليون ساعة عمل لننجز عملنا في وقته كما وعدنا .. نقول ما نفعل .. ونفعل ما نقول.. هذه دبي .. pic.twitter.com/YFvJcsjq1j— HH Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd) July 8, 2020
“Dh11 billion is the cost of the project, 12,000 engineers and technicials, 50 trains, 7 stations and 125,000 commuters daily, and after 80 million working hours, we provide what we promised on time, as we promised. We say what we do, and do what we say, this is Dubai,” Sheikh Mohammad said.
The Metro Dubai Route 2020 is expected to take passengers from Dubai Marin to the Expo site in just under 16 minutes.
According to the Roads and Transport Authority, the 15km metro extension will link the Nakheel Harbour and Tower station on the Metro’s Red Line to the Expo 2020 site, passing through Dubai Investment Park, Discovery Gardens, Al Furjan and Jumeirah Golf Estates.