Al Hashemi said that usage of public transport in Dubai has increased from the earlier six per cent to 10 per cent this year after the introduction of an integrated public transport system which includes the Dubai Metro, buses and water transport.
As many as 606,000 people used public transport on November 1 last year, a 39 per cent increase from the daily average of 436,700 riders in 2010. This year, the response is expected to be even greater, with the Green Line of the metro being an added attraction.
Rail projects have become popular in the GCC as the region tries to reduce road congestion and improve the quality of life. Dubai has invested heavily in mass transit and this year opened the Palm Jumeira Monorail on the man-made island as well as the first line of its Dh28bn Dubai Metro rail transit system.
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said the new route (43) would be from the Gold Souq Station to Dubai Festival City via Al Muraqqabat and Airport Tunnel, near Terminal 1.
The walk between Marina Mall and Marina Walk may take between 20-30 minutes, leading pedestrians over a twisting promenade. During the hot summer months the walk can become a trying experience. A new water bus, running every 15 minutes between the two locations has been currently launched with the total travel time clocked 12 minutes and a fare of Dh2 for a single trip.
Low projected numbers of potential users and a lack of development surrounding some of the stations has led to a decision by the Roads and Transport Authority to delay the works, according to a report in The National.
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