Dubai Metro commuters get lucky

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By Shafaat Shahbandari, Staff Reporter  www.gulfnews.com

Dubai: Dozens of commuters on Dubai Metro got lucky on Tuesday as they received surprise gifts from the Roads and Transport Authority in celebration of the train network’s fifth anniversary.

Image Credit: Courtesy: RTA Mattar Al Tayer with senior officials and children at the cake-cutting ceremony at the head office of the transport authority.

Metro turned five on Tuesday and RTA instituted several competitions as well as gave surprise gifts to random passengers. Buzzers went off when lucky commuters punched their Nol cards as they entered the stations.

One such winner was Vishnu Vishwakarma from Nepal, who received a Nol Silver Card from RTA for free.

“I didn’t know what was going on. As I punched my Nol card the buzzer went off and I was looking around to find out what was happening. Then an official came and congratulated me and they gave me a Nol silver card and took down my details,” said Vishwakarma, who is a regular commuter. More info