Public urged to leave their cars at home today

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By Shveta Pathak, Staff Reporter  www.gulfnews.com

Dubai: Today is the day you can do your bit for the environment and join Dubai Municipality in its ‘Car Free Day’ initiative.

    *  Image Credit: Ahmed Ramzan/Gulf News Archives     * At least 3,000 employees of the Dubai Municipality will be leaving their cars home and taking the Metro or buses.
* Image Credit: Ahmed Ramzan/Gulf News Archives * At least 3,000 employees of the Dubai Municipality will be leaving their cars home and taking the Metro or buses.

Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality, will start the initiative by boarding the Dubai Metro this morning from the Etisalat Metro Station.

He will be joined by other employees of the civic body, and the initiative is expected to witness at least 3,000 employees from 13 departments leaving their cars home and taking the Metro or buses.

Those participating are being motivated to do so in every way — work timings will be relaxed and Dubai Municipality’s parking lots will also be closed for the day.

Saving time

Last year, the initiative saved the environment from over four tonnes of carbon emissions, and this figure is expected to at least double this time.  More info