Prince Faisal bin Bandar, Riyadh governor and chairman of the Higher Committee for the implementation of the King Abdulaziz Project for Public Transport in Riyadh, visited the Riyadh Metro project on Wednesday. He was briefed on the developments and working techniques, as well as on the security and safety arrangements of the project.
Prince Faisal visited the Blue Line (Al-Olaya-Al-Batha axis) and went into the tunnel at 35 meters deep and was further briefed on the latest developments of the National Museum station, located at crossroads of the King Faisal Road and King Saud Road.
The station’s design mixes modernity and authenticity.
Prince Faisal visited the tunnel in a vehicle that stopped at the Batha station, 27 meters underground where he was again briefed on the work progress.
Prince Faisal said in a statement that the Riyadh metro project is a prominent achievement that was carried out with the direction of King Salman.
He pointed out that 48 percent of the project has been completed.
The public transport project in Riyadh — a metro network and a parallel bus network — is part of a plan for public transport developed by the High Commission for the Development of Riyadh.
The program aims to provide residents and visitors with suitable public transportation services, diversify means of transportation in the city and limit the use of private cars.
Present during the inspection visit were Minister of Transport Sulaiman Al-Hamdan, Minister of Municipal and Rural Affairs Engineer Abdul Latif Al-Sheikh, and Minister of Civil Service Khalid bin Abdullah Al-Araj.