Friday, February 23, 2007

New Metro Construction picks up pace at Al Ghusais

The Dubai Police accommodation in Al Ghusais will soon be demolished for construction of Dubai Metro, and residents of the colony are currently vacating the premises. The colony with more than 300 villas will be demolished in March, as RTA plans to begin its construction of train depot building, with a multi-storey car park facility for about 6000 vehicles in the spot. A metro station is also planned in the premises.

The new facilities will connect Al Gusais and Jeddaf in Dubai and will mainly serve the Metro’s Green Line, which will pass through the most crowded areas in the city.

However, the residents of the colony are provided with accommodation in Dubai and Sharjah, and the new colony of about 300 villas will now be located in Muhaisanah’s adjacent to the Emirates Road.

Work on the project is likely to begin in April, and will be completed by November 2008.

Each plot will have an internal garden, a service building, three car parks and a main villa. The villas will have duplexes with five bedrooms. The service buildings will have a kitchen and majlis. Other amenities in the new neighbourhood include a mosque and twelve shops, in addition to which, RTA is taking care of water, telephone, electricity, car park, school transportation and other amenities.

The Car Park facility in Al Ghusais is likely to cater to metro passengers from Ajman and Sharjah who are provided with the option of parking their cars to continue their travel to Dubai by opting for the mass transit system. On the whole, three multi-storey car parks, with about 10,000 spaces will be built beside Dubai Metro.

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