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As the Roads and Transport Authority bagged a Special Merit Award for Environmental Commitment at the Middle East Rail Exhibition last week, The Gulf Today spoke to the Director of Strategic Planning, Eng. Nasser Abu Shehab, about the agency’s claim to environmental promotion.
Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), has inaugurated a new electronic system for following-up the implementation of the Strategic Plan, departments’ performance indicators and project implementation plans (Adaa).
RTA has solid practices in cooperating and partnering with the private sector in constructing various infrastructure projects in roads sector (roads, bridges, tunnels, crossings), and different transport systems. The volume of road projects and transportation systems undertaken by the private sector in the past six years has exceeded Dhs50bn.
"The transit information uploaded on Google Maps reflects our vision of offering users the information that assists them in their daily life. The ability to track the optimal daily travelling routes through the computer of mobile phone is an invaluable tool for users throughout Dubai Emirate," added Al Madani.
While the RTA marks its sixth anniversary and free public transport day today for the second consecutive year, it has announced the completion of 90 per cent of its roads, traffic and public transport projects at a cost of more than Dh60 billion while more than Dh44 billion will be spent on more projects by 2020.
Al Tayer expressed his pleasure in having this MoU signed with the MTR which boasts over 30 years of experience in operating trains & public buses, and currently runs a number trains in Hong Kong, Europe, China and Australia.
The much-anticipated Qatar rail network and Doha metro system, which have been conceived based on the success of the Dubai Metro, will be built at an enormous cost but are expected to provide numerous benefits including lower traffic congestion and an alternative means of transport for the majority of the population.