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The longest driverless Metro line in the world turns five today and perhaps there is no better way to mark half a decade of outstanding operational efficiency and world-class safety standards than carrying 500 million passengers, write Nivriti Butalia and Lily B. Libo-on.
A fire that broke out in a building under construction near the Burj Khalifa Metro station early Saturday morning disrupted Dubai Metro services for three hours, affecting hundreds of commuters.
The Road and Transport Authority (RTA), in response to a tweet on whether commuters can be fined if found listening to music without headphones on the Metro, said: “One needs to inform the RTA inspector and they will do the needful. The fine is Dh100.” As per the RTA website, causing inconvenience, discomfort or distress to other passengers in any way whatsoever will result in a fine of Dh100.
All the Metro stations are under the careful eye of security personnel. Smartly dressed customer service staff makes sure that everything is in place. The customer service staff and security personnel are always ready with a smile to assist you and guide you the right way in and out of Metro.
Another reader from Dubai agreed with Ayah. He posted on gulfnews.com: "I have used [the] Tube and trains in London and Metro rails in India — there are no such rules for chewing gum but there is for spitting and if people stick them. What's wrong to have a drink [of] water on the Metro. It's [a] bit difficult to agree with this."
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