Free public transport day in Dubai gets positive response

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By Ashfaq Ahmed, Chief Reporter  www.gulfnews.com

Dubai: Free public transport day in Dubai received a positive response from the public, with many people leaving their cars at home to ride the metro, public buses and water buses.

    * Nol card holders get a free ride on all public transport in Dubai on November 1.     * Image Credit: Philippe Chancel
* Nol card holders get a free ride on all public transport in Dubai on November 1. * Image Credit: Philippe Chancel

The free transport day is being celebrated on Monday to mark the fifth anniversary of the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).

Shaikh Majid Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Cultures, officially launched the day by riding various public transportation.

Shaikh Majid was accompanied by a number of senior officials from various government departments.

He was briefed about the RTA’s public transport projects by Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the RTA.

Shaikh Majid along other officials took the Dubai Metro from the World Trade Centre station to Union Square station in Deira.

He got off the station and took the public bus to reach Baniyas marine station. He finally took water bus to arrive at Al Seef Station in Bur Dubai. The whole journey took around 35 minutes.