Subway rail network for Bahrain planned
Manama, January 18, 2011
Experts are studying a proposal to build a subway railway system in Bahrain, similar to those in London and New York.
Plans are already on track to build a nationwide railway system by 2030, by which time it would cover a distance of almost 200km.
'We are seriously looking at an underground railway in the country to take care of the massive traffic volumes we expect,' Works Ministry road planning and design director Huda Abdulla Fakhroo told the Gulf Daily News, our sister newspaper, yesterday.
'A study on the transport system that is ongoing now is also looking at this aspect, including the economic viability part.'
Fakhroo made the comments on the sidelines of the three-day Infrastructure Middle East Conferences and Exhibition 2011, which opened yesterday at the Gulf Convention Centre, Gulf Hotel, under the patronage of Works Minister Essam Khalaf. - TradeArabia News Service