HRH Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Riyadh, the head of the Supreme Commission for the Development of Riyadh, President of the Supreme Committee for Supervision of King Abdulaziz Public Transport Project in Riyadh, assured to capital's residents on the progress of the project according to the plan schedule prepared for the project ,also HRH mentioned that this project has many pleasant surprises for the population, which will make a quantum leap in changing the image of the city and its elements, such as roads, sidewalks and intersections and parking areas.
His Highness noted in a press statement made after his chairmanship before yesterday evening of the 9th meeting of the Commission in the presence of Eng. Abdul Latif bin Abdul Malik Al-Sheikh, Minister of Municipal and Rural Affairs, Dr. Ibrahim bin Abdulaziz Al-Assaf, Minister of Finance, and Eng. Abdullah bin Abdulrahman Al-Moqbel, Minister of Transport, at the headquarters of the Supreme Commission for the Development of Riyadh in Safarat district ,that the meeting reviewed the work progress of the project, expressing his happiness about the progress of the project, explaining that the project is progressing according to the prepared timeline, and has no obstacles facing by the praise of Allah.
HRH continued his saying: Meeting approved all agenda of businesses and contracts, praising the role of the Supreme Committee of Supervising the public transport project in Riyadh, and its contribution in supporting the project through ideas ,proposals and follow-up, pointing out to the great cooperation and appreciation the project finds from the population of Riyadh city, and praising the efforts of the Global coalitions ,which are working in the project in facing the challenges and obstacles of the project, which comes on the top of them, the services transformation works which hinder underground routes.
HRH concluded his statement, saying: There are many pleasant surprises carried by the project to the city of Riyadh and its inhabitants, God willing, and this project will make a quantum leap in changing the image of the city and its elements such as roads, sidewalks and intersections and parking areas, and this is part of what the homeland and citizens deserve, under the patronage of My Lord the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz, supported by Allah, and HRH the Crown Prince may God protect him. "
For his part, Eng. Ibrahim Al-Sultan ,member of the Supreme Commission for the Development of Riyadh ,Head of Projects and Planning Center in Commission, said that meeting discussed the progress of the implementation of King Abdulaziz project for public transport in Riyadh – trains and buses, and the most highlighted ongoing works currently within the project in more than 89 locations along with routes of 6 trains network in different locations in the city.
He pointed out that from the most prominent locations, which are currently prepared within the project: Olaya station, Government Palace Station, King Abdullah Financial Center Station, station close to Dammam - Riyadh railway, the 5th hall station on the 4th route in King Khalid International Airport, operating control center building, and maintenance centers, in addition to working in many locations for the preparation of the train routes, bridges bases, services conversion and works of providing electric power.
Currently it is running services transformation works within the scope of stations locations on the route of King Abdulaziz Road, and sequential tunneling in the tunnel located on the axis route of King Abdullah Road, where horizontal tunneling has reached a distance of 700 meters on the east and west directions.
Preparation and tunneling works are continued in locations of giant deep tunneling machines underground, where 5 deep tunneling machines have reached Riyadh city till now to dig deep tunnels and its installation has been started, and it is expected to run the first machine by the middle of next month, as Allah willing, where the other two remaining machines are currently in manufacturing.
For train wagons manufacturing side, it has been initiated manufacturing of 470 train wagons in the factories of these companies: Siemens, Bombardier and Alstom.
Within Bus Transport Network project, implementation works of road adjustments for the first phase of buses routes of the custom route BRT in southern of Riyadh are continued in: Hamza bin Abel Moaleb, Dirab, Prince Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman, and AlKharj roads.