Green Bus to roll into Dubai streets

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By Mohammed N Al Khan  www.thenational.ae

DUBAI // A bus fuelled by bio diesel is currently being tested by the Roads and Transport Authority.

Dubai's RTA launches its latest environmental initiative, the Green Bus, which is a bio-fuel run vehicle. Courtesy RTA
Dubai's RTA launches its latest environmental initiative, the Green Bus, which is a bio-fuel run vehicle. Courtesy RTA

Known as the Green Bus, the authority’s latest environmental initiative will be used as a feeder bus for the Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall Metro for the next six months.

In addition to running on bio diesel, the Green Bus is also fitted with solar powered LED lights. Recycled materials are used in different parts of the bus interior, including the floor and seats cover.

“This joint venture of experimenting with the use of bio fuels in our public buses is a vital national project, which will not only benefit the two parties of the agreement, but will benefit the environment,” said Abdul Mohsen Ibrahim Younes, chief executive of the RTA’s Strategy and Corporate Governance Sector. “This, in turn, will enhance public health and bring about dividends to future generations as well,” More info

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