The Public Authority for Roads and Transport (PART) in Kuwait has announced new construction projects plans that include features of the forthcoming metro project.
The Kuwait Metropolitan Rapid Transit System (KMRT) will be built in five phases, spanning more than 160kms, and will include 68 stations along three lines.
The first phase of the metro project will cover various governorates, and will comprise of nine stations within Kuwait’s business centre, inclusive of a railway stretching 50kms from Kuwait City to Kuwait International Airport. This will include 27 new stations, 30 percent of which, will be underground.
This project aims to serve as an additional means of transport within urban spaces, and will begin from the business centre in Downtown Kuwait, and head out in various directions.
The Metro initiative is expected to have a significant economic impact as it will serve as a high-capacity transport system, thereby reducing commuting costs and will reduce travel time considerably, which is otherwise spend in traffic congestions.
From the environmental aspect, Metro will consume less energy, and reduce harmful emissions too.
The exact time frame for the project’s execution is, however, yet to be revealed.