By Shafaat Shahbandari, Staff Reporter www.gulfnews.com
Dubai: VIP taxis are now just a call away in Dubai as the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has connected the luxury fleet to its central dispatch system.
Also known as limousine taxis, the 2,000-odd luxury vehicles have been catering to upmarket customers and tourists at the airport and hotels.
As part of the RTA’s expansion of its Dispatcher 8 System, the RTA has now begun to offer the service through its call centre.
“We have connected 70 limousine taxis to our dispatcher system right now as a first phase of the project,” said Adel Shakeri, Director of Transportation Systems at the RTA’s Public Transport Agency. “Depending on the feedback we receive we will add more vehicles gradually so that everybody can use the luxury service with ease.”
VIP taxis were launched a couple of years ago as a luxury alternative for tourists and initially catered to airport and hotel customers.