By Staff www.khaleejtimes.com
Dubai – The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has started slapping a Dh100 fine on every male rider found in the newly expanded Women and Children-Only Compartment of the Dubai Metro starting from March 1 this year.
Mohammed Al Mudharreb, Director of Rail Operation of RTA’s Rail Agency said: “Expanding the Women and Children Cabin has prompted in reply to the rising numbers of riders of this compartment over the past years. This has warranted an expansion of this cabin permanently as of February 15.”
“A campaign has therefore commenced to educate the riders about this new feature. This feature was previously restricted to the peak times only on a trial base. The newly added space to the women and children cabin has doubled the previous area designated for them comprising 15 seats and 70 standing riders.” More info