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Maktoum bin Mohammed honours winners of DAST

Under the the auspices of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council; HH Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Vice Chairman of the Executive Council, has honoured the winners of the 5th edition of the Dubai Award for Sustainable Transport 2012, which is initiated by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) to encourage public and private sectors to help reduce traffic congestion and uphold environmental conservation.

Dubai Metro carries 30m passengers in first year

In a statement carried by government news agency WAM, the emirate’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said that passenger numbers had jumped from 1.8 million in October 2009 to 3.3 million last month – a growth rate of 183 percent.