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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.
Hundreds of thousands were stranded in traffic last year due to half a million people descending on Downtown Dubai. The plan entails making the Dubai Metro run round-the-clock on the day, and incudes the deployment of 63 buses and 4,000 taxicabs to transit up to 400,000 commuters to Burj Khalifa.
Some features will be in 3D. Visitors to Dubai can now plan their daily travel in advance by using the RTA Journey Planner (Wojhati) which will eventually integrate the various mass transit systems such as the metro, public buses, water bus and water taxi.
Want to make sure you’re in one of the safest taxis in town? You can with Dubai Taxi’s latest initiative called In-Safe-Hands. What’s the difference, you may ask. Well, the rate starts from 25AED and runs at 1.71AED a kilometre—a premium when compared to the starting rate of 3AED for regular cabs (20AED if you’re coming out of the airport or going into Sharjah).
"This new service targets children, ladies, students of schools & universities, families, special need persons, and all segments of the community. The service is personalized and characterized by swift and quality delivery through selecting a number of excellent cabbies to run this service, said Abdul Mohsen.
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will offer free rides on public transport for a day to mark Public Transport Day on November 1 for the second consecutive year. Dedicated bus and taxi lanes will also be opened on Naif and Al Ittihad roads on this day.