Abu Dhabi to spend $68bn on transport projects


Source:  www.tradearabia.com 

The Abu Dhabi government plans to spend $68 billion on public transport projects in the next five years, a report said.

Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) has developed the Abu Dhabi Urban Street Design Manual in cooperation with Abu Dhabi’s Department of Transport (DoT), to lessen congestion and reduce dependence on motor vehicles by implementing a public transit network including high speed rail and rapid transit options such as trams and buses, said the Gulf News report.

The transportation plan envisages building of more than 40 metro stations that will handle 40,000 to 70,000 travellers per day, the report said.

The $7 billion Metro monorail track project will be 131 km long, with most of the network expected to be underground.

A system of new and redesigned streets will emphasise high quality urban design and cater to all modes of transport including cycle tracks and bicycle lanes.