As taxi drivers for one company in Abu Dhabi stage a mass protest, a labour camp in Dubai also downs tools. Taxi drivers in Abu Dhabi were in labour court on Tuesday trying to fight the new contract imposed by their employer.
Roads & Transport Authority - Mohammed Al Munji: His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA), has recently received a Spanish delegation headed by HE Fernando Salazar, Vice President of the Spanish Institute of Foreign Trade.
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is seriously considering a proposal from six taxi franchise companies in Dubai to hike taxi fares in the near future. The Public Transport Agency (PTA) at RTA, the body that regulates taxi affairs in Dubai, is under considerable pressure from the franchise companies to raise fares following the double hike in fuel prices over the last six months.
The event was attended by the CEO of Dubai Taxi Corporation Abdul Aziz Malik, Director of Resources & Support Ali Mattar, Director of Fleet Drivers Affairs Ammar bin Tamim, Director of Fleet Operations Yousef Al Ali and several managers, specialists and senior employees of the Corporation.
RTA plans child safety initiative next month even as no cab company in the city provides vehicles equipped with infant car seats. Taxis in Dubai are simply not child friendly, is the general consensus amongst several residents in the emirate, with not a single cab company driving nearly 7,000-odd taxis on the roads providing vehicles equipped with infant car seats.
The Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC), Roads & Transport Authority, has made 15,834,000 trips lifting in the process 23,751,000 passengers in six months this year (Jan to June) through daily operations and several events served in the Emirate. While revealing the statistics of DTC Fleet Operations Department, Director Yousef Mohammed Al Ali confirmed that all sections were ready to meet the daily requirements and needs of the fleet including repairs, maintenance and cleaning of 3504 affiliated taxicabs deployed as follows: Airport Taxi: 350 cabs, Hatta Taxi: 3 cabs, District Taxi: 20 cabs, Ladies Taxi: 26 cabs, and Commission Taxi: 3105 cabs.
She also feels the double whammy of high cost of living and the rising cost of education. “I used to pay Dh8,000 in school fee last year. This year, it is already Dh9,000. Transportation is getting costlier as minimum taxi fare in Dubai and Sharjah has gone up to Dh10. Even housing remains expensive because not all realtors have lowered rents. On the other hand, overtime work in the office is not also properly commensurated.”
A delegation from Dubai Airports has recently visited Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC), Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) to discuss means of cooperation and boosting the existing bilateral relations towards delivering excellent services to customers and the public at highest quality standards.
Budget Rent-a-Car, one of the world's leading car and van rental companies, is set to boost its presence in Dubai by opening three new branches before the end of the year. The company's newest branch was opened recently at '8 Boulevard Walk' tower in the Burj Downtown area. This outlet will especially cater to clients from the surrounding areas, including Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), Burj Downtown and Sheikh Zayed Road.
Former Australia captain Craig Moore will pay a fine to settle charges stemming from a drunken dispute with a taxi driver and isn't expected to face jail time in Dubai, officials familiar with the ruling said Sunday. Moore was fined 1,000 dirhams ($272) to settle the misdemeanor charge of illegal consumption of alcohol, said the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the case publicly.