Sharjah steps up security as Etihad plans national rail network
Sharjah Police have put in place plans and procedures to ensure security for the construction of the Sharjah section of the Etihad Rail (GCC Railway) project.
The development of the network in the UAE will cost an estimated US $11billion with around 1,200km of track across the Emirates.
The project will also form a vital part of the railway network system to connect all six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)-member states. It is scheduled to be completed by 2023.
Dr Ahmed Al Noor, director of central operation at Sharjah Police, said that the follow-up committee for the different phases of the project was formed under the supervision of Maj Gen Saif Al Zeri Al Shamsi, commander-in-chief of Sharjah Police.
The committee started its meetings to discuss mechanisms to ensure safety and security of the construction of the train route that will pass through Sharjah, he pointed out.
He said that the purpose of setting up such a committee was to achieve the objectives of Ministry of the Interior, which aimed to ensure high-level of security to the project.
He stressed the role the GCC Railway will play in strengthening the social and economic ties among the UAE and other GCC countries, through which the train route passes.