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During the first quarter of 2013, Dubai Metro managed to achieve a significant increase in the number of its commuters compared to the same period last year; as the number of commuters of both Red and Green lines increased to around 33 million and 341 thousand and 95 since January throughout March 2013, this indicates the significance of the Metro to the whole society as the best used means of transportation.
The Rail Agency, Roads & Transport Authority (RTA), has recently announced the renting of 123 retail outlets in the stations of the Red and Green Metro lines to a plethora of leading businesses in the UAE, representing various trading, economic and services activities, in addition to 179 outlets already up and running in these stations.
The Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) has recently received a delegation from the General Directorate of Borders Passports & Expatriates Affairs in the Ministry of Interior, Qatar to brief them on the best programs & systems in use at RTA Call Center and Dubai Metro Control Center at Rashidiya with the aim of exchanging expertise to improve the quality of service offering.
His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA), revealed that the faults rate in Dubai Metro is one single fault per 4 million kilometers done by the metro i.e. one fault in one metro car every 800 thousand kilometers.
The Filipino community has shown the highest affinity for Dubai Metro, followed by Indians and Europeans, while Emirati commuters make up 12 per cent of Metro users, according to a study conducted by the RTA.
The Metro Green Line was launched by the RTA on September 9 this year, two years after the launch of the Red Line on September 9, 2009. Adnan Al Hammadi, CEO of the RTA Rail Agency, expressed his delight at winning this prestigious award.
Ambitious firms and entities are always keen on using the expertise of other mega organizations which have extensive experience in accomplishing giant projects of paramount importance and strategic dimension over the long run in a bid to capitalize on their accumulated experiences and practices yielding positive results worthy of being shared by others.
"Accomplishing the Dubai Metro project, considering its length and number of stations, in less than 5 years exceeds what the Ukraine has achieved over 50 years!," commented Kolesnikov who he headed a senior Ukrainian delegation in a visit to the RTA where he was received by H.E. Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the RTA.