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Nanjing Metro Line S5 Strives to Start Construction Before the End of the Year
   (2018-08-07)

When will Nanjing Metro Line S5 start construction? It has always been a topic of public concern. During the second session of the 8th Municipal People's Congress, Shao Xiangqun and Liu Xiaomei, deputies of Yizheng Municipal People's Congress, submitted their proposals on speeding up the construction of Nanjing Metro Line S5. According to the work plan of Nanjing Metro Line S5 Project Promotion , the construction of the Nanjing Metro Line S5 River Tunnel will start by the end of 2018. The construction of the Nanjing Metro Line S5 River Tunnel will take four to five years, so Nanjing Metro Line S5 does not have the conditions to start construction before the 2021 World Horticultural Exposition.

Shao Xiangqun and Liu Xiaomei believe that in September 2018, the 10th Horticultural Exposition of Jisngsu Province will be opened and the Provincial Horticultural Exposition Park located at Zaolinwan of Yizheng will be opened to the whole country. The 2021 World Horticultural Exposition is coming soon. However, Yizheng, as the location of the “two expositions”,  has lagged behind in the construction of modern transportation. The traffic situation is difficult to meet the needs of visitors to the Expo. They suggested that we should speed up the construction of Nanjing Metro Line S5 and ensure that Nanjing Metro Line S5 will be built and opened on the occasion of the 2021 World Horticultural Exposition to attract more tourists throughout the country. With the aid of Nanjing Metro Line S5, Yizheng will be able to integrate into the Nanjing metropolitan area more quickly and easily and speed up the in-depth integration and exchanges of Yizheng and Yangzhou, promoting regional economic development.

The municipal Development and Reform Commission recently replied to the proposal. In recent years, under the joint promotion of Nanjing and Yangzhou, the Nanjing Metro Line S5 project has entered the accelerated fast lane. According to the work plan of Nanjing Metro Line S5 Project Promotion , the construction of the Nanjing Metro Line S5 River Tunnel will start by the end of 2018. The construction of the Nanjing Metro Line S5 River Tunnel will take four to five years, so Nanjing Metro Line S5 does not have the conditions to start construction before the 2021 World Horticultural Exposition.

Next, our city will further strengthen communication and docking with provincial departments such as the Provincial Development and Reform Commission and the Provincial Department of Transport and Communications, strengthen communication and docking with Nanjing City and strengthen communication and docking with the China Railway Siyuan. At the same time, we will further strengthen coordination and connection with Yizheng City, Hanjiang District and the city transportation, planning, environmental protection, transportation industry groups and other units. Nanjing Metro Line S5, as a major project of promoting the integration of Nanjing, Zhenjiang and Yangzhou, strives to start construction by the end of 2018.