Approval for the first phase of a high-speed metro rail project in Bahrain. The country is looking forward to the project with the participation of both the public and private sectors. Permission has been granted for the construction of the first phase of a 109 km long metro network connecting major centers of the country.
The Minister of Transport and Communications, Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed, has announced the approval of the first phase of the Bahrain Metro, a dream project with state-of-the-art facilities. He said the Metro project, which would provide high-speed transport, was a crucial milestone for the country.
In the first phase, the project will cover a length of 28 km with 20 stations and two interchanges on two routes. The decision to move to tender came after the project was well received at a market consultation in March this year.
The manufacturing company will be determined through a global tender starting in November in two phases. The government has taken over the land required for the Metro corridor and allied depots. It is expected that two lakh people will travel on the Metro every day in the first years. Most believe that the project, which will be implemented with state-of-the-art facilities, will make Bahrain’s public transport system more efficient.