Rail Agency at Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) has issued 391 offence tickets to metro users during 50 days of train operation, starting from the launch of service on 090909 till the end of October this year across 10 stations on the Red Line.
The Director of Operations Department at Rail Agency Ramadan Abdulla said that within the framework of streamlining metro using procedures, 391 offences had been reported spanning all the 31 clauses of Metro Fines & Offences Code. Using public transport means, facilities and services or entering/exiting fare zones without paying the prescribed fare attracted 170 offences, followed by eating & drinking in prohibited areas which was responsible for 77 offences, using invalid card (57 offences), placing feet at the seats (19 offences), and failure to present the unified card on demand; which accounted for 13 offences.
“Through introducing this Code, Rail Agency aims at streamlining metro mobility and deterring those individuals who cause riots and sabotage or tamper with the stations and metro so as to uphold the integrity of public properties and maintain this iconic masterpiece safe & clean to live up to its billing as the latest means of mobility across Dubai.
“The Code comprises 31 offence clauses with varying amounts of fines, at the top of which comes operating or using any security or safety system such as emergency exits, unless it is essential to do so (2000 dirham), followed by damaging, sabotaging or tampering with the systems, equipment, and seats of public transport means, facilities or services (500 dirham), and the same fine is also levied in the event of using fake cards. Next comes the offence of sleeping in passenger shelters or prohibited areas (300 dirham), followed by parking vehicles in the metro Park and Ride facilities for more than 48 hours (250 dirham).