Muscat: The Muscat Metro project as part of the Greater Masterplan Project will start from the proposed Sultan Haitham City and continue till Ruwi.
This was stated by Khalfan bin Said al Shuaili, Minister of Housing and Urban Planning on Tuesday at a meeting with youth held at the greater hall of Sultan Qaboos University.
As per the Ministry of Transport, Communications, and Information Technology (MTCIT), the Muscat Metro has been identified as a key Mass Transit requirement stipulated by various studies.
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The upgradation of the public transport system will be key as the Ministry of Housing and Urban Planning embarks on the ambitious Greater Muscat Development Plan.
The project aims to accommodate the increasing future population, attract investment, develop transportation, raise the quality of services, strengthen infrastructure, and protect the environment.
The Greater Muscat project will focus on making the capital easy to navigate with the provision of an integrated transport network suitable for sports and health activities.
Giving importance to transport and logistics sectors such as roads, ports, and airports, Eng Said bin Hamoud al Maawali, Minister of Transport, Communications and Information Technology (MoTCIT), said, “Studies have been conducted on the economic impact of the Muscat Metro through a special technical team established in this regard to avoid any problems in the long run.”