DUBAI: The Rail Agency, Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), has inspected work progress as well as the compliance with the technical specifications in manufacturing molds for casting concrete slabs for Dubai World Expo Route 2020 Project.
These are being manufactured in South Korea.
Route 2020 Project, which is currently underway, will link the Red Line of the Dubai Metro from Nakheel Harbour & Tower Station to the site of Expo 2020.
The project, which has a cost of Dh10.6 billion, extends 15 km: 11.8 km of viaduct, and 3.2 km underground track. The project adds seven stations to the Red Line including a transfer station, a station at Expo, three elevated stations and two underground stations.
A technical delegation from the Rail Agency, comprising the project consultant and contractor, made a visit to South Korea to inspect the work progress and verify the compliance of the factory with the conditions, requirements and specifications of Route 2020 Project.
The delegation inspected and tested the accuracy and quality of the manufacturing of molds, and verified the accuracy of their final assembly to ensure their compliance with the project specifications.
Abdul Mohsen Ibrahim Younes, CEO of Rail Agency, RTA, said, “The RTA is keen to use state-of-the-art technology in constructing its strategic public transport projects. It seeks to fulfill the highest global standards and specifications through collaboration with advanced countries in order to benefit from their long & diverse experience in this regard.
– By Sheena Amos