Dubai metro tunnels reduced and delayed

21 December 2004

In Dubai, the final bid deadline for the light rail project has been postponed following a request for an extension by one of the bidders.

The date for receipt of the final commercial bid package has been moved back by one month from January to the end of February 2005. Five consortia are preparing bids for the scheme that has also seen the amount of tunnelled sections being reduced to 11km from 18km on cost grounds.