transport

50% of Dubai Route 2020 tunnel complete

All work on 3.2km long tunnel to be completed by December

Staff Report
14:03 March 10, 2018
Route 2020

Dubai: Half of the tunnel drilling work on Dubai Metro’s Route 2020 extension has been completed, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced on Saturday

The 3.2km tunnel, part of the 15km Route 2020, varies in depth from 12 to 36metres and stretch from Al Furjan to Dubai Investment Park (DIP)

The tunnel goes through busy neighbourhoods such as Discovery Gardens and Jumeriah Golf Estates. — Photo: Supplied

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Covering the underground segment of the route that connects Nakheel Harbour and Towers station on the Red Line with the Expo 2020 site, the tunnel passes through busy neighbourhoods such as Discovery Gardens and Jumeriah Golf Estates.

Mattar Al Tayer, RTA Director General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, inspected the site recently and announced that all tunnel-related works will be completed by December this yea. — Photo: Suplied

Work on the tunnel began in October last year, when the giant Tunnel Boring Machine, known as ‘Al Wugeisha Expo 2020,’ commenced tunnel drilling works at Al Furjan, passed across the Discovery Gardens and reached the underground station near Jumeirah Golf Estates, last month.

Mattar Al Tayer, Director General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority, inspected the site recently and announced that all tunnel-related works will be completed by December this year.

Tunnel drilling works at Al Furjan passes across the Discovery Gardens and reaches the underground station near Jumeirah Golf Estates. — Photo: Supplied

He also revealed that work on construction of stations is progressing smoothly with completion rates ranging from 4 to 42 per cent.