By Shafaat Shahbandari, Staff Reporter www.gulfnews.com
Dubai: Dubai Ferry’s route number three will be introduced from October, connecting the cruise terminal at Port Rashid with Al Ghubaiba station in Bur Dubai.
This is the second ferry to connect with Al Ghubaiba station and will serve tourists as well as residents.
The new route is part of the Roads and Transport Authority’s (RTA) efforts to upgrade the marine transport services.
“We are trying to make marine transport more accessible to the public. The new route will cater to the growing demand for the service. This is part of an overhaul of the marine transport services which includes a recent modification in water bus routes as well,” said Eng. Eisa Abdur Rahman Al Dossary, CEO of RTA’s Public Transport Agency.
The upgrade also includes integrating marine transport with RTA’s central operation command centre or the OCC.
“The integration with OCC will further enhance the services and will make it more reliable and punctual. This will make boats run like the way our buses work now. They are completely monitored through GPS and other tracking systems and virtually controlled from the OCC,” added Al Dossary. More info