Dubai Metro: Over 8,600 Gold Class passengers fined in 2012


By Sharmila Dhal, Senior Reporter  XPRESS

Dubai: Dubai Metro has issued over 8,600 fines to people travelling in the Gold Class without valid NOL cards in the last year, a top has official said.

Dubai Metro
Dubai Metro

Ramadan Abdullah, Director, Rail Operations, told XPRESS that 1,236 fines were issued in the last two months alone. A total of 7,398 fines were issued in 2012, up from 2,839 in 2011. The increase has been attributed to the increase in the number of Metro trips and the number of passengers.

Those travelling in the Gold Class with a Silver card are fined Dh200. They include passengers who cheat by paying their fare with the Silver card, but show the Gold card when inspectors check them. Electronic tracking devices give them away and failure to produce the NOL card during an inspection also incurs a fine of Dh200.

However, Abdullah said there is no mechanism yet to detect repeat offenders. More info