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Infant ‘lost’ in taxi among list of missing items reported to RTA


By Staff  www.gulfnews.com

Dubai: An infant was among the list of lost ‘items’ left behind by passengers in taxis last year, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) revealed on Monday.

1cA taxi passenger returning from the Dubai Mall to a hotel had apparently forgotten a baby in the taxi, which was later returned to the mother.

Last year, RTA call centre received 51,239 reports for lost items, surpassing complaints received in 2013, which were 48,459.

According to RTA, a significant number of lost items were located and returned to the respective owners.

Among the items lost and found are: 5,313 mobile phones, 2,983 suitcases, 1,390 wallets, 685 passports, 511 keys, 321 cameras, 303 laptops, 301 glasses, 292 expensive clothes, 267 official documents, Dh288,700, $57,230, £6,000, gold and jewellery worth Dh550,000, and other precious items worth more than Dh350,000.

Ahmad Mahboub, Director of Customers Service at the RTA, urged passengers to contact RTA Call Centre at 8009090 immediately to locate lost items. More info