The second phase of Qianjiang New City will be built into a large international community and exchange center, according to a Metropolitan Express report yesterday.
The new city is a core part of Hangzhou's strategy to develop the areas along the Qiantang River into a world-class waterfront from 2018 to the middle of the century.
With a total land area of 5.8 square kilometers, the second phase is designed to house international communities and facilities. The area is in the east of Shanghai-Hangzhou High-speed Railway, north of the Qiantang River, south of Genshan Road E. and west of Hemu Harbor and Jiutian Road.
An underground city will be built from Yudao Station to Qibao Old Street Station along Metro Line 9 in Qianjiang New City.
The underground city will cover four Metro stations of Yudao, Wubao, Liubao and Qibao Old Street. The total size of the city is expected to be around 400,000 square meters.
Yudao Station will be an exchange between Metro Line 9 and airport fast-speed line. An international hospital will be set up in Qibao area, and complete education facilities will be built for children living in the international communities.
Five neighborhood centers will be set up in the second phase of Qianjiang New City for the convenience of residents. Inside these centers, they can find wet markets, clinics, barber's shops and other neighborhood facilities.
Construction of the second phase will be carried out simultaneously with the construction of Metro Line 9, which is scheduled to be completed in 2020. There is no completion date for the underground city yet.
Around 100,000 residents will inhabit in the area after completion, according to estimation by Hangzhou CBC Investment Group, the developer of the area.