DUBAI, UAE - Planning for Expo 2020 Dubai is on track with construction projects well underway and transport plans being finalised which will facilitate the movements of the expected 25 million visitors over the six months of the expo, which starts in October next year.
The expo's theme is "Connecting Minds, Creating the Future."
"Expo 2020 Dubai is cooperating with government institutions to provide a unique transportation experience to all visitors. Plans have been drafted according to the highest international standards, to provide visitors with a leading mass transportation system, which includes the Dubai Metro, buses, and taxis, as well as private cars," Ahmed Al Khateeb, CEO of Real Estate Development at Expo 2020 Dubai said in a statement published on Sunday.
Al Khateeb added that the expo's three main entrances and the Dubai Metro entrance, as well as the availability of 30,000 parking lots, will ensure smooth entry and departure to and from the expo.
Ahmed Hashim Bahrozyan, CEO of Public Transport Agency and Chairman of the Readiness Committee said the RTA has drafted a comprehensive plan to host the international event and provide safe and easy transportation to its visitors.
The plan includes the implementation of "Route 2020," a 15-km extension of the Red Line of Dubai Metro to Expo 2020, to transport 44,000 people in both directions every hour, he said.
The RTA has completed its airport road project to increase the road's capacity, to handle the expected 95 million passengers travelling through Dubai International Airport in 2020, he said. Also, the development of the nine-km-long Al Yalayis road with a capacity of four tracks in each direction, while work is underway to develop the roads leading to Expo 2020, which cost more than $820 million.
He said the RTA will have available 724 buses to transport passengers from specific stations in Dubai and other parts of the country, at the rate of one bus every 15 minutes.