RTA To Approve Maintenance Funds For Houses Affected By Dubai MetroTuesday, July 17, 2012
According to sources, Dubai’s RTA (Roads and Transport Authority) revealed on Monday that it has approved the repair and maintenance funds for houses affected by Dubai Metro operations. It highlighted that funds for refurbishment have been approved for 17 houses affected by the operations. It also showed its intention of constructing noise barriers which would not only muffle the sound or noise of trains.
Executive director or chairman of Dubai Metro, Mattar Al Tayer, also revealed the necessary solutions to control the noise and vibrations of trains at Dubai Metro Depot in Al Rashidiya for the very purpose of providing stability and convenience to houses adjoining the Depot. He conducted meeting with several owners having homes nears the Dubai Metro Depot and highlighted that the proposed solutions include disbursement of repair funds for 17 houses and construction of sound barriers.
RTA says that it would implement these solutions and verify their effectiveness. In case if the proposed solutions don’t work, it would provide alternative houses to owners of the affected houses in some other peaceful areas. Results of a site survey revealed that several houses have been affected by the noise of trains. This noise is resulting from friction of train wheels, squeaking, and train horns.
Houses which have been inspected have revealed constructional and non-constructional cracks due to the train vibrations resulting from back and froth movements of trains. In order to measure the affects of trains’ noise and movement, RTA has signed an agreement with the German company, GERB.