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Exco approves Central Kowloon Route project

2016-01-15 HKT 15:19
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  • An artist's impression of the future road interchange in Yau Ma Tei. Image: Courtesy Highways Department
    An artist's impression of the future road interchange in Yau Ma Tei. Image: Courtesy Highways Department
The Executive Council has approved the construction of the Central Kowloon Route – a highway between Yau Ma Tei and Kai Tak.

This route, which involves the construction of a four-kilometre tunnel, will cut travel time between West Kowloon and Kowloon Bay to just five minutes during rush hours, and save commuters about 25 minutes.

The Secretary for Transport and Housing, Anthony Cheung, told lawmakers on Friday that the construction work will take more than seven years to complete. But he did not say when it will start.