Senior officials showcase advanced transport systems for Expo 2020 Dubai
Dubai is currently in the midst of building an advanced transport system through several vital projects that will serve an expected 25 million visitors to Expo 2020 Dubai, senior officials have said.
According to a report by WAM, Ahmed Al Khateeb, CEO of Real Estate Development at Expo 2020 Dubai, said that the plans have been drafted according to the highest international standards, so as to provide visitors with a leading mass transportation system, including the Dubai Metro, buses and taxis, as well as private cars.
“Expo 2020 Dubai is cooperating with government institutions to provide a unique transportation experience to all visitors,” he added.
Al Khateeb also explained that the expo’s three main entrances and the Dubai Metro entrance, as well as the availability of 30,000 parking lots, will ensure smooth entry and departure to and from the expo site. He noted that Expo 2020 is expecting 25 million visitors to the six-month event, and that the site was designed to accommodate 300,000 at the same time.
Furthermore, Ahmed Hashim Bahrozyan, CEO of Public Transport Agency and Chairman of Readiness Committee for hosting Expo 2020 Dubai, explained that the RTA has drafted a comprehensive plan to host the international event and provide safe and easy transportation to visitors.
The plan includes the implementation of “Route 2020”, a 15-km extension of the Red Line of Dubai Metro to Expo 2020, to transport 44,000 people in both directions every hour. In addition, the RTA has completed the airport road project to increase its capacity to handle an expected 95 million passengers through Dubai International Airport in 2020.
Another project he highlighted was the development of the nine-km-long Al Yalayis road, which has a capacity of four tracks in each direction. Work is also under way to develop the roads leading to Expo 2020, which cost more than $816 million, he added.
Bahrozyan said that the RTA will have 724 buses available to transport passengers from specific stations in Dubai and other parts of the country, at the rate of one bus every 15 minutes.