Qatar-Bahrain causeway to have railway bridge

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DOHA: The proposed Qatar-Bahrain causeway will have a railway bridge as well. The rail bridge is a new addition to the mega Doha-Manama over-sea link project and that is why the venture’s implementation is being delayed, said Ali Al Abdullah, director of Planning at the Ministry of Muncipality and Urban Planning.

It is the decision of the GCC leaders to add the rail bridge to the proposed Qatar-Bahrain causeway as part of broader plans to have a regional rail link. Completing the design of the rail bridge has taken time but work on the entire causeway project is eventually slated to begin by the year-end or start of 2010.

Accommodations for workers have already been built and 500 workers have been hired for the causeway project, Ali Al Abdullah told QNA.

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