Work begins on private Metro line in Gurgaon

The civil work for India’s first privately-funded and promoted Rapid MetroRail Gurgaon (RMG), project that is slated to start in January 2013, has finally kicked off. According to company officials, while soil testing for the project has been completed, the work of pile testing is currentlyunderway. Besides features such as the Automatic Train Operation (ATO) system (that does not necessarily require manual control of the train) and third-rail system (allowing train to draw power from below tracks), the aesthetics of the service include stations, which would be on the lines of the Dubai Metro.




RTA increases trips of Dubai metro on Red & Green Lines

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will increase the number of Metro trips on the Red & Green lines in reply to the growing...

Dubai adds $175k McLaren S570 supercar to police fleet

Dubai Police has unveiled the $175,000 McLaren S570 supercar as the latest addition to its fleet to help fight crime in the emirate. The car...

Fog in Dubai to continue until Saturday

Summer is over and we are set to have cooler weather in the following months, the National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology has reminded...




Dubai Water Canal: 10 marine transport stations, 3 pedestrian bridges to be constructed

Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has awarded a contract for Phase 4 and 5 of the Dubai Water Canal Project.

Weather: Heavy rain expected in parts of the country

DUBAI // Heavy clouds in some areas may lead to rain on Thursday with mild weather forecast across the rest of the country. Heavy rain...

Hi-Tech meters in luxury taxicabs

The Public Transport Agency at the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA), being responsible for operating the taxi sector in the Emirate of Dubai, has introduced an advanced meter technology in high-end taxicabs (limousine) run by RTA’s Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC). The move marks a new advanced step depicting the relentless endeavours and growing attention of the RTA to introduce cutting-edge technologies in transit means.


Dubai Metro hit by minor technical glitch

Dubai Metro was affected by a minor technical glitch yesterday, an RTA official said. The door failed to open for few minutes after a train came to a halt at the DIFC station and this affected the services for a while in the afternoon, the official said, adding that the issue was resolved shortly after.