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Underground streets planned for Hong Kong

Hong Kong night skyline

Two underground shopping streets totalling 1.5km in length are to be built in Kai Tak,  Hong Kong according to the Hong Kong Government.

Development secretary Paul Chan told legislators this approach was being adopted as the major parts of the two underground streets would adjoin or run alongside various development sites.

He said that it would achieve a “synergy effect” and provide a comfortable and attractive shopping and walking environment.

Part of the retail floor area of the development sites will be connected with the underground streets where barrier-free pedestrian walkways and corridors will be available, he said.

The two streets will link with Kowloon City and San Po Kong, and connect to the To Kwa Wan and Kai Tak MTR metro stations.

Chan said the government planned to create the two underground streets in stages to tie in with the land sale programmes of the development sites, imposing land sale conditions requiring the developers to build, manage and operate the underground shopping streets connected with their sites.

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