RTA launches trained driver service


By Staff  www.gulfnews.com

Dubai: Residents of Dubai can now have trained drivers on call after the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) launched a Mashaweer service.

The initiative allows people to hire drivers on an hourly, daily, weekly or monthly basis for a fixed fare by placing a call or booking through Dubai Taxi Corporation’s (DTC) website.

The service is also available form the DTC Customer Service Office in Airport Terminal 3.

Drivers can be hired for a minimum of two hours at Dh40 per hour, while a daily fare for a maximum of eight hours would be Dh250.

The charges for weekly and monthly rental are Dh1,000 and Dh3,500 respectively.

Mohammad Yousef Salih, Director of DTC Fleet Operations, said: “The launch of the Mashaweer service involves the deployment of drivers on call in order for the DTC to honour its commitments and deliver best-in-class services to taxi users.

“The new service allows for hiring drivers, without taxis, to interested parties for a limited period of time agreed upon between the two parties, provided that the interested individual or corporate customer has to provide a vehicle, with comprehensive insurance and fuel.” More info