Zayed City, the latest government-funded mixed-use development, in Abu Dhabi will have its own metro station, a senior Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) official has said.
This is the first announcement by a government entity on the metro in recent times, which is slated to be part of Plan Abu Dhabi 2030.
The Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport puts the length of the metro at approximately 131 kilometres, which will relieve traffic congestions on the highway network and provide optimal connectivity between Abu Dhabi Island, its suburbs and communities such as Saadiyat, Yas Islands and Al Raha Beach. However, no details are mentioned on when work will commence on it.
“The metro will be linked throughout the city of Abu Dhabi and will be a major component in the transportation master plan for Zayed City,” Hamad Al Mutawa, senior planning manager, planning and policy department, Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC), told Arabian Business at the recently-concluded Cityscape. More info