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Riyadh Metro to open partially before end of this year

Riyadh Metro project to be opened partially before the end of 2020, says Fahad al-Rasheed, president of the Urban20 (U20) and the Royal Commission for Riyadh City (RCRC).

The $27 billion Riyadh Metro project is part of the Kingdom ‘s capital expansion plan to turn it into a mega-town and improve the city’s transportation infrastructure.

“The sky is the limit for our ambitions in Riyadh, and we anticipate doubling of the city’s population to 15 million as well as doubling the size of the economy with the implementation of more than 18 giant projects, including Riyadh Metro, Al-Diriyah, Qiddiya, Riyadh Art and Green Riyadh,” Al-Rasheed said.

Construction of the 176-kilometer metro was started in 2014.