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A new inspection and certification service for cranes and other vehicles used in the construction sector was unveiled today by Tasjeel, a joint venture of the Emirates National Oil Company (Enoc) and the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai.
The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has started displaying improved and easy to read bus routes, network maps and timetables at the bus stops and main bus stations across the emirate. Tracking destinations and planning bus journeys have been made easy with the new-look bus routes and maps being installed at all the bus stops in Dubai.
With 255 cab bookings in 21 days, the new dispatch system of Sharjah Transport has seen a positive response from the public. Passengers across the city may avail the service which is connected to the General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) and Global Positioning System (GPS) against Dh5.
Mr. Abdullah Al Madani CEO of RTA's Technical Corporate Support Services Sector announced that the RTA would launch new categories of Nol Cards used in paying fares of all mass transit means including the metro, public buses and the water bus besides paying for the parking fees in all over Dubai Emirate.
If you happen to be driving along the Sheikh Zayed Road tomorrow, keep an eye on your rear-view mirror. There might be 1,000 motorbikes thundering up behind you. They will be taking part in the Thunder Parade, part of the three-day Gulf Bike Week that starts today at Festival City.
A 23-year-old visitor denied mugging a taxi driver before the Dubai Criminal Court of First Instance this morning. The suspect, SH, from Nigeria, was accused along with another suspect, who is not identified in records and remained at large, of stealing money from the driver after they claimed to be passengers and rode to International city in the victim’s taxi, records said.
More than 332 million passengers used public transport, comprising the Dubai Metro, buses, marine transport and taxis, in Dubai last year, according to latest RTA figures. “The number of public bus users in 2010 was 113 million, with a daily ridership of about 314,000 passengers. The number of passengers using marine transit means, comprising abras and water bus, was about 15.35 million, with abras ferrying about 42,000 passengers per day and water about 877,000 per day using water bus.
Further enhancing its services through its fleet of around 4,000 vehicles, the Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) will this month launch two newly redesigned taxis to serve a special section of the society. The DTC’s specially designed taxis have been serving the people with special needs for nearly a decade now, but the RTA-managed taxi company feels it’s about time to bring in some changes that would improve the service as well as enhance the comfort and safety levels of the costumers.
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