Abu Dhabi metro consultant ‘on board soon’

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A consultant for Abu Dhabi’s metro system was likely to be appointed next month, according to a senior transport official.

RAIL PLAN: A consultant for the Abu Dhabi Metro project is likely to be appointed in July.
RAIL PLAN: A consultant for the Abu Dhabi Metro project is likely to be appointed in July.

But the 2011 start date for construction of the project was dependent on a feasibility study to be completed by the consultancy firm, said Abu Dhabi Department of Transport senior transportation planning specialist Abdelgader Elshabani.

He said the selected firm would either start in August or September on the study, stage one of which will examine options for the length, transport capacity and cost of the metro.

by Tom Arnold  www.arabianbusiness.com

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