RTA battles to stamp out bad commuter practices

Dubai commuters spotted committing 61 types of violations

DUBAI 8 August 2017: RTA’s Public Transport Agency has implemented campaigns to spot dozens of negative practices among public transport users in general and public bus commuters in particular.

About 61 types of offences relating to violations of the use of these facilities were spotted.

“The field teams deployed by the Public Transport Agency have spotted 61 offences during the said campaign such as the illegal affixing of ads to air-conditioned shelters for waiting bus commuters, and eating or drinking in bus shelters, throwing wastes or any act that cause damages to these facilities and other violations.

Offences spotted also included placing feet on seats and smoking in public transport modes,” said Abdullah Al Mahri, Director of Transport Activities Monitoring at RTA’s Public Transport Agency.

“This campaign undertaken by the Public Transport Authority aims to protect the appearance of Dubai and the tourist profile of the sector to raise customers’ satisfaction with these transit means and services. So it was imperative to carry out such a campaign to monitor the negative practices on the part of users, and curb the resulting losses,” he added.

Al Mahri, called on bus commuters to pay the applicable fare through NOL card to avail the mobility services aboard RTA’s sophisticated buses. He also invited them to support RTA’s efforts aimed at delivering services befitting the standard of Dubai residents, visitors and tourists descending on the Emirate from all corners of the globe.

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By Sheena Amos