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Dubai Internet City, Damac Properties and UAE Exchange being expanded
His Excellency Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Director General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), announced that the completion rate had reached 40% in upgrading three stations on the Dubai Metro Red Line namely: Dubai Internet City, Damac Properties and UAE Exchange.
The improvement of stations along with the surrounding infrastructure aims to bring happiness to customers and enhance the experience of pedestrians and cyclists, besides providing safe and smooth mobility for people of determination.
Al Tayer said: “The project works include the construction of an additional Western entrance at Dubai Internet City station and improving the link between Damac Properties station and Dubai Marina Tram station to cope with the growing number of riders, especially during the morning and evening peak hours.
"An additional Eastern entrance will be built at UAE Exchange station to ease the arrival of riders at the station. Civil works will also be made at the Eastern and Western sides of the stations entrances to improve the integration of transit means and the accessibility of metro stations.
"The project works also includes the construction of pedestrian crossings, shaded rest areas, landscaping and signage.
“This project is part of a master plan to improve the infrastructure of 40 metro and marine transport stations by 2025. The plan calls for improving the link between the stations and the surrounding urban and tourist destinations in a radius of 500 metres.
"It also aims to ensure safe and smooth accessibility of those areas to pedestrians, cyclists and drivers."