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Travelling by car in Dubai and suffering the congestion, especially during rush hours, made me wonder what would have happened if the Metro wasn’t there. More than that is the passenger traffic on the Metro itself and wondering how they would have commuted and how much more congestion on the roads we would have seen.
During the visit, discussions focused on Zukhr initiative; which avails select and distinguished package of services to Emirati elderlies in which more than 35 government, semi-government and private entities take part.
A mechanic allegedly touched a woman cleaner’s breast twice in a lift in the Rashidiya metro station and claimed that he had only put his hand on her shoulder while apologising for accidently hitting her leg, the Dubai Criminal Court heard.
In less than five years, Dubai Metro has become the showpiece of public transport infrastructure, entering the Guinness World Records book as the longest driverless metro network in the world and a finest example of Dubai’s resilience.
Dubai Metro’s Red Line will have an additional stop — Energy station in Jebel Ali — operating from September 30, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced. Until now 28 of the 29 stations on the Red Line were operational and Energy station will be the last station to open its doors to commuters.
During the month of Ramadan the frequency of trains servicing Dubai's Red and Green Line will be reduced, the Roads and Transport Authority has stated. Just like every year, we reduce the frequency of trains operating during Ramadan," said Ramadan Abdullah, director of the Rail Operations Department, RTA.
This month every Metro station of the Red and Green will have a new set of instructions added to the Metro signage. On the platform in front of each door, arrows direct users to disembark through the middle of the gateway, while passengers who want to get on the train are instructed to do so from the left and right sides.
Dubai’s RTA will adopt a new electronic system in the second quarter of this year for recording driving test results to reduce human errors, the Al Roeya newspaper has reported. This could reduce complaints of bias by driving licence applicants, said Ahmed Bahrouzyan, Chief Executive Officer, RTA Licensing Agency.