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Old Apr 21st 2005, 2:40 pm
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Dubai's Metro to be the longest state of the art fully automated system in the world.

Dubai Property Group (DPG), the association of professionals involved in the region's fastest-growing real estate market in Dubai hosted Dubai Municipality in a seminar attended by over 100 DPG members and non-members.
United Arab Emirates: Wednesday, April 20 - 2005 at 17:10

Dr. Abdelqader Elshabani - Dubai Municipality's Transportation Planning Specialist
Dubai Municipality's Transportation Planning Specialist, Dr. Abdelqader Elshabani, presented Dubai's vision and plans regarding the Dubai Metro Project with a budget of 14 billion Dirhams. The metro system will be the longest state of the art fully automated system in the world.

Speaking to delegates at the event, Elshabani said: 'Dubai's quality of life for subsequent generations depends on decisions being made now. The provision of a fast, efficient, non-polluting, integrated rapid transit network throughout the City will provide a cleaner environment and greater mobility. Dubai Metro will support Dubai's growth and on-going success.'

Dubai Municipality plans to take on the City's growing traffic congestion and transportation problems by increasing the stake of the public sector in the transportation market. There are currently some 465,000 registered cars on the streets and 5,000 taxis that belong to private sector companies. As far as public sector transportation services, there are 57 bus routes that carry out 90 million passenger trips per year and growing at 20% annually. At the Dubai Creek, Abras (water taxis) are conducting 15 million trips per year. Dubai's integrated transportation solution targets an increase of public transport market share from 4.7% to over 17% over the next 15 years.

'Dubai Municipality has a tremendous challenge to cope with over the next 15 years,' continued Elshabani. 'The road network in Dubai has grown from 200 kilometers in 1964 to 9,100 kilometers in 2004, and average daily trips will grow from 3.1 million per day today to 13.1 million in 2020. With this in mind, we can see how important the Dubai Metro will become.'

The metro system will be divided between two lines, Red and Green, and built in two phases. In the year 2020, the Red line will have a capacity of 16,792 passengers per hour per direction (PPHPD) while the Green 10,688 PPHPD, with the ultimate aim to raising these figures to 27,000 and 18,000 respectively.

Adel Lootah, Executive Director of Dubai Property Group, said: 'Dubai Property Group members are leading real estate players and have a role to play in the development of Dubai's infrastructure. Our purpose here is to act as a mediator between the private and the public sector and to raise issues of concern and mutual benefit. On behalf of DPG members I would like to take this opportunity to commend the hard work and intensive planning that is going into the Dubai Metro System, which when completed, will be another milestone in Dubai's history.'

Independent of favor or influence, DPG represents the combined interests of Dubai's real estate community. The Group's 91 members include some of the highest profile real estate players in Dubai, such as the Dubai Development Board, Cluttons chartered surveyors and property consultants, Arenco Real Estate, Union Properties PJSC, Better Homes LLC and facilities management firm Asteco Property Management LLC.

Apart from the on going monthly 'Awareness and Networking' events and as a part of its services to improve and grow member benefits and increase their business potential, DPG provides advertising opportunities through its website, newsletters and exclusive agreements with UAE based media, aimed at helping members reach larger and more diverse audiences be they business related or the general public. The Group also regularly puts together training and educational packages and seminars.



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Thanks Sami....... we have been waiting for nearly 5 years for the project to materialise.... last I heard from a VERY reliable source was that they will award the contract sometime this moth and construction will begin during the summer.

If u want to read more about it and have a look at some very cool gif renderings of what it'll eventually be like, go to:

http://vgn.dm.gov.ae/DMEGOV/dm-mp-metro

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Thanks Sami....... we have been waiting for nearly 5 years for the project to materialise.... last I heard from a VERY reliable source was that they will award the contract sometime this moth and construction will begin during the summer.

If u want to read more about it and have a look at some very cool gif renderings of what it'll eventually be like, go to:

http://vgn.dm.gov.ae/DMEGOV/dm-mp-metro

enjoy.
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Good link thanks. Lets hope the reality lives up to the GIF's... K on the way..
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K on the way..
Sorry man I lied, the little karma giver-outerer thing won't let me...

Will have to issue an IOU...
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Originally Posted by Welivehere
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Good link thanks. Lets hope the reality lives up to the GIF's... K on the way..
I am sure it will live up to the gif...... it'd better if they want me to even go so far as to try it out........ even if it is just the one time.
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Sorry man I lied, the little karma giver-outerer thing won't let me...

Will have to issue an IOU...

the karma giver outer thingy needs u to give 25 ppl k b4 u try and give some to the same person again.

tis the thought that counts anyway. Tried to give ya some, but i need to spread it as well.

oh and I am still waiting for that response to my PM.
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the karma giver outer thingy needs u to give 25 ppl k b4 u try and give some to the same person again.

tis the thought that counts anyway. Tried to give ya some, but i need to spread it as well.

oh and I am still waiting for that response to my PM.
Amazingly, once they'd spent a billion, trillion dhs on the project, they're going to privatise the system. so knackered and too expensive by 2010 then!
 
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Amazingly, once they'd spent a billion, trillion dhs on the project, they're going to privatise the system. so knackered and too expensive by 2010 then!
lol.

The privatisation begins very shortly, if I remember reading correctly and will cover DTC and the bus service as well.

The 14Billion Dhs for the train better be worth it! LOL

And are u quite the cynic? Thought I was the only one.

u get karma when I can give u some.
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lol.

if I remember reading correctly and will cover DTC .
The switch from Dhs per KM to Dhs per minute in taxi rides can only be months away
 
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The switch from Dhs per KM to Dhs per minute in taxi rides can only be months away

hmmmmmmmm........ that'd be brilliant! Atleast then more and more people can be forced to drive on our superb and elaborate network of roads.

woohoo! bring on the minute by minute charges! and push up the starting fare to AED 5.50 while u r at it. heh heh
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