Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has hiked the minimum charges of prebooking a taxi during peak hours by more than 65 per cent. Taxi drivers welcome the move and said it will help reduce the misuse of the pre-booking facility. Starting April 15, 2012 the minimum fare of all pre-booked cab service in Dubai will go up from Dh6 to Dh10.
Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman and Executive Director of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), revealed that the total revenues of the Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) in 2011 clocked Dh1.058 billion of which Dh979 million were operational revenues, Dh79 million were non-operational revenues; which shows a 22 per cent hike when compared with 2010 results where revenues amounted to Dh864.341 million.
A total of 6,650 Emirati taxi cab plate owners have been awarded a bonus of $7.24m, or an average of $1,089 each, by Dubai’s ruler.
The gross revenues of the Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) soared to Dh864.341 million in 2010 compared to Dh798.837 million in 2009 with its taxi fleet running 82 million trips, lifting 164.7 million passengers last year, Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), said on Saturday.
In its 21st session, the Customers' Council at Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) discussed with the Licensing Agency's customers and representatives of driving schools in Dubai a number of important issues capturing the attention of various community members.
Emirates Gas (EMGAS) promoted Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) as the cleanest burning fuel today and a viable alternative in environmentally sustainable energy use. It hosted the conference to strengthen the use of alternative sources of energy in the UAE including clean fuels.
At the launch of the corporation's 24-hour booking system, called Any Time Booking, Abdul Aziz Abdullah Al Shuhail, the company's director of technical support department, said as part of the new system, customers will be able to request one of the STC's family taxis, which are driven by women, or an ordinary cab. The corporation has increased the number of cabs with female drivers from eight to 23 in order to cater for families and women who do not feel comfortable travelling in taxis driven by men.
ABU DHABI // A No 1 limited edition licence plate commemorating Abu Dhabi Government’s Golden Jubilee was sold to an Emirati for Dh31 million on Saturday at Emirates Palace hotel. The winning bidder for the coveted plate, Abdullah Al Mahri,...
Source: www.gdnonline.com Several infrastructure projects being implemented by the Dubai's Road Transport Authority (RTA) as part of its 2030 Strategy won approval from His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai,...
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