By Staff www.emirates247.com
Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced two new bus routes
–Route 83 and Route 85 — that will connect Tecom free zones Dubai Internet
City (DIC), Dubai Media City (DMC) and Dubai Knowledge Village (DKV) to Karama
and Discovery Gardens respectively.
The buses operating on the new routes can cut down the commuting time for
office-goers within the free zones by almost 50 per cent. The timings of the two
bus routes take into account the peak hours.
Badr Al Gargawi, chief executive officer of engineering management, Tecom
Investments, said: “The introduction of two new bus routes not only complements
the public transport facilities in our free zones, but also eases the parking
challenges and traffic congestion.”
The service comes as an immediate outcome of a survey that RTA conducted in
collaboration with Tecom Investments in September-October 2011. From a sample
size of over 800 workers and students, more than half said ‘yes’ to this bus
service if provided.
Essa Abdulrahman Al Dosari, CEO of Public Transport Agency, said: “While
plotting the new routes, we have taken into consideration the existing public
transport facilities and the call for enhanced services from a particular area.
We also study the outcomes of our survey prior to assigning new public bus
routes.” More info