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Dubai announced the construction of the 15-kilometer SkyWay urban transport system

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His Highness Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, the governor of Dubai, has approved the package of projects proposed by the country's Ministry of Transport (RTA). Among the projects, there is the 15-km SkyWay urban transport system with 21 stations along the route.

«We have approved a package of development projects designed to continue the development of Dubai as the best city in the world. The SkyWay project, the 15-km urban transit system, which will transport passengers between the skyscrapers of Dubai, has 21 stations;, can be read in the Twitter of His Highness.

Here is the original message:

We approved a package of developmental projects to continue building Dubai as the world's best city. The SkyWay project, a 15-Kilometer urban transit system, will transport passengers along Dubai's skyscrapers through 21 stations.

The Government Media Service Dubai Media Office has published a visualization of the project , giving the following clarifications: «Skypods, the suspended transit systems that link vital spots such as the important infrastructure objects like Dubai International Financial Centre and Downtown Dubai. The project, which has 21 stations, has the capacity to transit 8,400 riders per hour per direction».

Here is the original message:

Skypods, a suspended transit system that links vital spots such as the @DIFC and @MyDowntownDubai. The project, which has 21 stations and the capacity to transit 8,400 riders per hour per direction.

On the site of Dubai Media Office it is explained that the Skypods project (this is the name under which SkyWay was presented in the UAE) «offers the experience of moving around the city in modernly designed modules plying between skyscrapers. Among the features of this transport, there is a unique design of the stations and the supports for the rails along the length of the track structure. The project will be visually harmonious in respect to the stations of the Dubai Metro».

The information has already been picked up by the regional news agencies.

«We are pleased that the government of Dubai has chosen our technology as a tool for the development of the region. This is not only a great honour, but also a huge responsibility for the entire SkyWay team. We should live up to the trust, placed in us and fully demonstrate that the string transport truly meets the criteria of the future transport», commented the news Anatoliy Yunitskiy, General Designer of the innovative transport systems of the company- developer.

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