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20% of Dubai’s taxi fleet to be hybrid soon

By SHAFAAT SHAHBANDARI, STAFF REPORTER Dubai: Dubai’s fleet of hybrid taxis is set to expand significantly with 55 vehicles joining the existing 99. Cars Taxi, which...

RTA opens Salik services office in Al Ain

The Intelligent Traffic Systems Department, Traffic and Roads Agency, Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), announced the opening of Salik services office in Al Ain, adding to the line-up of other similar offices in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah.

Petrol stations turn away motorists

The flow of petrol has been stemmed yet again as some fuel stations in Sharjah and Dubai turn away customers from locked pumps without explanation. On the heels of more than a year of periodic fuel shortages at stations, one frustrated driver told an Arabic newspaper he had been searching for two days for an open petrol station in the Al Khan and Tawuun areas of Sharjah to no avail.

Public transport fails to lure car owners

CAR owners still find it hard to switch to public transport, posing a stiff challenge to the authorities who are dedicated to channeling the public to these modes of transport in Sharjah and Dubai. “I am not familiar about bus routes, stops and timings,” said Norah S. who lives and works in Sharjah.