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The Roads & Transport Authority has finalized preparations of its Operational Plan of Mass Transit Means; which comprises the Dubai Metro, public buses and taxis, as well as the management of traffic movement at sites witnessing events in Dubai Emirate during Eid al-Adha holiday. The plan has been developed in response to the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to expand the entertainment and shopping events in Dubai during the Eid-in-Dubai event; which runs for two weeks from 18 October to 2 November 2012.
“As for buses, Maitha said: Additional routes will be introduced to lift passengers as part of the Traffic Movement Management Plan at key sites. We will operate 23 routes to feed the metro stations to bring up the total number of buses deployed during the events to 108 buses expected to serve 20,652 passengers during this period.
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.
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai on Wednesday announced that nearly 5.9 million people travelled on Dubai Metro during September. A press statement issued today said that the Green Line – which opened for public on Sept.10, clocked 1.277 million passengers in just 20 days whereas the number of riders on the Red Line during September (30 days) hit 4,661,469 passengers.
It was business as usual at the Dubai Metro Red line on Saturday as its sister line, the newly opened Green Line, started its first day of public operations. The footfall in the Red and Green Line stations were moderate, with adequate seating in all the train carriages.
The RTA is hoping that with the opening of the Green Line and the future opening of the Al Sufouh Tram, the market share of public transport users will rise to 30 per cent per cent. Mr Al Tayer said that between 11 and 12 per cent of that 30 per cent will be carried by the Metro, 6 to 9 per cent by bus, and the remainder by taxis and marine transport.
"We have completed 90 per cent of our public transport and road infrastructure and the rest will be completed soon," said Mattar Al Tayer, at a press conference at the Etisalat Station after the official launch of the Green Line yesterday. He said the RTA has no immediate plans to launch the proposed Purple and Blue Lines, but they would do so if there is a need in the future.
Roads & Transport & Authority - Manal Khalid: The Roads & Transport Authority (RTA), reaffirmed that the construction of the Dubai Metro. Green Line was part of a master plan intended to enhance the integration of mass transit modes and expand public transport reach to all residential, trading & business districts as well as other cultural, sports and health facilities.
Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA), announced that construction work on most stations on the Dubai Metro Green Line has been completed with work on the interiors is in various stages of completion.
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