By Siba Sami Ammari www.ameinfo.com
The Public Transport Agency – Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), has recently inaugurated 9 new internal bus routes within Dubai Emirate in addition to one inter-city service shuttling between Dubai and Abu Dhabi to boost the bus transit network and keep up with the rising demand for mass transit means in general and public buses in particular.
Eisa Abdul Rahman Al Dosari, CEO of RTA Public Transport Agency, said, “The new routes will start off trips from various stations within Dubai Emirate, and the tenth route will be kicked off Ibn Battuta Metro Station in Dubai and head towards Abu Dhabi Central Bus Station and vice versa.”
Al Dosari said, “These routes comprise Route # 29 starting off Al Ghubaiba Bus Station heading to the Mall of the Emirates; passing through several districts and metro stations which include Al Fuhaidi, Khalid bin Al Waleed (A1) and (B2), Karama (seaside) and Jafliah (seaside). Route # 55 starts off Satwa Bus Station and heads to the International City via several stops at Satwa Mosque (2), Satwa Post Office and others. Route # 83 starts off Al Guhbaiba Bus Station and runs up to Nakheel Metro Station while passes through several metro stations including Al Fuhaidi (1), Al Fuhaidi (2), subsidiary power station of the Dubai Internet City among others.”
“Route # 85: starts off the Dubai Internet City Metro Station and heads to the Discovery Gardens, covering many stops en route from (1) to (15) in addition to other areas including the BBC World News. Route # 91A starts off the Gold Souq Bus Station and heads to Jebel Ali Bus Station, passing through the Union Metro Station, Al Maktoum Road, Jebel Ali Free Zone, and Trade Center Intersection among others. Route # 96 starts off Al Quoz Bus Station and heads to the Dubai Investment Park, passing through Al Khaleej Times newspaper, and a number of points at Jebel Ali Industrial Area, and Galadari Printing and Publishing, among others. Route # 97 starts off Al Qusais Bus Station and heads to Jebel Ali Industrial Area; passing through a number of areas including Al Qusais workers accommodation as well as Algeria and Tunisia streets,” he added. More info