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However, the scenario would have been much worse if RTA had not developed the city’s infrastructure over the last nine years, spending up to Dh60 billion in building roads, establishing a Metro network and expanding other modes of public transport.
The urban transport system in Abu Dhabi (metro and light railway) is still at the planning stage. Several Spanish companies are already taking part in these projects and, moreover, the public company Ineco, together with Metro de Madrid, have expressed their interest in participating in developing the future metro network.
By Sharmila Dhal, Chief Reporter www.gulfnews.com Dubai: Residents using public transport in Dubai are crying foul over the lack of taxis during the evening hours...
Yousef Al Ridha, CEO of RTA Corporate Administrative Support Services Sector, reiterated the keenness of RTA’s with its various agencies, to honor workers, who are considered the mainstay of the community and development, not to mention their efforts to realize the strategic objectives relating to developmental projects, infrastructure and services works.
“In 2007 Dubai started preparations for hosting UITP’s World Congress & Exhibition and in 2009, decision was made and Dubai competed with Australia and Singapore to win the privilege of hosting the World Congress in Dubai, which was first time in the 125 years of history of UITP to host the World Congress outside Europe and especially in the Arab world and the MENA region,” according to Mohammed Obaid Al Mulla, Board Member of RTA.
Dubai has announced a new residential city for Emiratis which will be self-sufficient in terms of resources, transport and energy, said to be the first of its kind in the world.
The two newly opened stations are expected to serve 2,100 passengers in Al Jadaf Station and 1,400 in Creek Stations. The RTA predicted that these figures will double with the opening of property development projects around and near these stations.