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The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced that the Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB) has joined the Dubai Metro corporate bandwagon, allowing Karama station on the Red Line to be named after this flagship financial institution.
On Saturday, the RTA increased the number of zones from five to seven before the rollout of the 23-km Green Line, expected by the end of this month. The new Zone 6 now covers Al Karama, parts of Bur Dubai, Satwa and the Business Bay area - most of which were part of Zone Five before. The new Zone 7, which now covers Lahbab, Dubailand and parts of Aweer, was not plotted in Dubai's old public transport network.
H.E. Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of Roads & Transport Authority (RTA), revealed that RTA mass transit modes (comprising Dubai Metro, public buses, marine transport modes and taxis) had lifted more than 288.777 million persons in 2009 and the daily ridership of public transport modes exceeded 842 thousand peoples