The construction of the first subway in Israel started on August 2 in Tel-Aviv.
Transportation Minister counselor Zinaida Roitman told RIA Novosti about it. As she said, the above ground and underground line of “metrotram” is to connect five towns of Gush-Dan urban sprawl, the most densely populated part of Israel, by the beginning of the next decade. This 24 km long “red line” will go through Petah-Tikvy, Bnei-Braka, Ramat-Gana, and Tel-Aviv to Yaffa and Bat-Yama. The route will consist of 34 stations, including 10 underground ones.
The work at the construction site “Allenby” started on Sunday; it will be 30 m deep. Israeli authorities warn citizens that some streets may be closed and traffic jams may occur due to the metro construction, which may negatively impact the work of shops, restaurants and other enterprises located there.