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By Staff www.emirates247.com Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), has revealed a growth in the number of riders using mass...
Joining her colleagues at the Etisalat metro station, Aisha, a government employee, excitedly hopped on a metro going towards the Union Station.
These kiosks contain a variety of information and services that meet the needs of the metro riders, and the service is nominated to the Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart Government Award in the Best Internal Cooperation category.
The Roads and Transport Authority RTA has launched the smart metro information kiosk service by deploying 50 information systems in 23 metro stations on both the Red and Green Lines, offering a diverse cast of information and services to meet the needs of the metro riders.
Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA), revealed that the number of users of public transport means (Dubai Metro, public buses, marine transit modes, and taxicabs of the Dubai Taxi Corporation only) in the first half of this year has hit 165,527,687 riders.
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), has recently launched, for the second time running, Terhal Integrated Package, and distributed it in several Dubai Metro stations, various business outlets and money exchange shops. The Package, which includes purchase vouchers and discounts of up to AED 2000, is sold to the worth of AED 65.
The express trains will start operating at 5.30am, 20 minutes earlier than the actual operation time of the metro’s regular service, from Jebel Ali and Al Rashidiya stations. Each train will stop only at 13 main stations in both directions instead of 27, and they are Al Rashidiya, Emirates, Al Rigga, Union, Khalid Bin Al Waleed, Al Karama, Al Jafiliya, Emirates Towers, Noor Islamic Bank, First Gulf Bank, Dubai Internet City, Ibn Battuta and Jebel Ali stations, he added.
Road accidents claimed the lives of 72 people in the first eight months of this year in Dubai, down 11 per cent from 81 deaths during the same period of the previous year. Four people died in accidents on Sheikh Zayed Road and Emirates Road each during the first eight months of 2012.
From the start of next October, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is poised to reduce the trip time of the Dubai Metro Red Line by offering two services on a trial basis for a period of 5 months in a bid to better serve the interest of the Metro users such that they can arrive at their work places in a speedy and hassle-free way.
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