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Al Tayer visits the progress of work in Dubai Metro stations in the Emirates Mall, Burj Al Arab and Burj Dubai

HE Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), conducted a field tour to a number of work sites in Dubai Metro project, which included a visit to the site of a concrete pillar in Jebel Ali and Metro stations in the Emirates Mall, Burj Al-Arab and Burj Dubai.
  • United Arab Emirates: Wednesday, December 27 - 2006 at 10:10

Al Tayer was accompanied during this visit, which lasted nearly five hours, by Abdul Majid Al Khaja, CEO of the Rail Agency, Engineer Adnan Al-Hamadi, Director of Rail Construction Department, Engineer Abdul Redha Abulhasan, Director of Rail Planning and Design Department, Engineer Ali Abdul Qader, Director of the Maintenance Department, as well as number of officials from the Executive Consultant Office supervising the project.

Al Tayer started his tour with a visit to the construction of the pillars of concrete on the 6th and 7th intersections on Sheikh Zayed road, which is located on an area of more than 539,000 square meters. The site has been equipped and the main equipment has been installed in ten months, which included two workshops for the production of upper bridges to the Metro and upper columns and stereotypes. He was told about the work being done at the site, which includes the establishment of below beams (pillars) with a diameter of 2,2 meters and a depth ranging from 25 to 30 meters.

Al Tayer also visited the construction work of "Jumairah Islands launching Girder" which is a used to lift and collect and put all upper pieces (Bridges) for the Metro and installed over the columns prepared in advance. The length of the equipment is 109 meters long and 13 meters in width, and 15 meters height.

He also visited the Burj Al Arab station which will start core business in January 2007, after the completion of the converting work 80% of electricity, water and irrigation services. The capacity of the station is about 11,000 passengers per hour in each direction, including two elevated entrances and electrical elevators and has a total length of approximately 130 meters and 30 meters of width.

H.E Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of RTA also visited the construction sites of Emirates Mall station which are considered the latest addition of the Red Line, and will be the upper station lifted from Earth and on the grade level of the bridge.

Al Tayer ended his exploratory tour with a visit to the Burj Dubai station, which will be lifted from the ground level of the bridge, with a total length of approximately 132 meters, and approximately 29 meters of width, and has a capacity of 11,000 passengers per hour in each direction for the station, including the two elevated entrances and electrical elevators.

He listened also to a presentation on the progress of work on the conversion of services, which began in the middle of this month and will be completed within the next three months.

He praised the efforts of employees who work hard and requested the execution company to make more effort to finish the project on time, stressing that the Dubai Metro will be a distinct feature and adds to the series of integrated projects in the emirate on various levels.
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