Riyadh Metro is worth the wait

Riyadh Metro is worth the wait

Riyadh Metro is worth the wait
Taking initial steps is always difficult. This holds true when it comes to undertaking huge projects or missions, which bring about drastic changes that have a great impact on the future. The ongoing Riyadh Metro project is a perfect example of such tasks.
The project was launched in 2014 and it is moving steadily since then. The High Commission for the Development of Riyadh is directly monitoring the execution of this massive project, which is expected to change the overall landscape of the capital city of Saudi Arabia.
The project has been designed to effectively resolve the increasing traffic problems in the city and to improve the services of public transportation.
Due to the ongoing massive construction activities, the city residents are faced with immense traffic issues, which have invited lots of criticism from certain quarters.
What people don’t realize is the fact that all these problems are temporary? Upon completion, all these problems will vanish once and for all. In addition to that many investment opportunities will also be created.
The relevant authorities are fully aware of the problems created due to this project like closure of streets, market and diversion of traffic etc.
The authorities are making all-out efforts to minimize the impact of these issues.
At this critical stage, people should try to remain patient because undue criticism will not help any party and will also not affect the project in any manner.
They should feel assured that the project is running according to schedule. Hence, what we need the most is to have some tolerance and understanding.
This doesn’t mean that we should overlook inefficiencies. The authorities should launch an outreach campaign to address public concerns.
The authorities should intensify its publicity efforts in a proactive manner to make Riyadh’s inhabitants feel that they are the real partners in this national project.
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