Metro system mulled for Madina

2 December 2013

The city of Madina will have a smart mass transit system of metro trains and fast bus services within eight years.

This was revealed at the weekly Cabinet meeting chaired by Crown Prince Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, on 4 November 2013.

The Cabinet ordered a higher committee for the mass transit project to be set up under the chairmanship of Madina Governor Prince Faisal bin Salman, who is also head of the Madina Development Authority. Committee members include ministers of municipal and rural affairs, finance and transport.

"The higher committee will supervise the implementation of the project and will set up an executive committee to be headed by the Madina mayor. The mass transit project should be completed in eight years," Culture and Information Minister Abdul Aziz Khoja said in a statement.