Aug 07 2019
1300 inspections of marine transport in first half of 2019
Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has carried out 1375 inspections in marine transport activities during the first six months of 2019 year, resulting in 98 offence tickets. Inspections covered abras, water taxi, water bus, ferry, safety equipment operators and passengers.
“22 campaigns were launched to inspect marine transport activities in the first half of this year to verify the compliance of all parties with the applicable rules and regulations governing this sector. Campaigns made covered 1375 inspections resulting in issuing 98 offences,” revealed RTA.
“The most frequent offence was the failure to produce abra driving permit upon request, and the collection of abra fare in transit. 81 offences were related to abra, compared with 69 similar offences recorded during the same period last year. offence tickets issued to passengers reached 17, though the figure was zero during the same period 2018 year.
“Campaigns launched covered several marine transport spots such as Jebel Ali, Marina Terrace, Marina Walk, Global Village, Al Mamzar, Baniyas, Al Sabkha, Rashid Port, Al Seef, Dubai Design District, and Jumeirah Open Beach.
“The underlying objectives of marine inspection campaigns are to curb negative practices and promote the compliance with the applicable rules to ensure quality services, especially as Dubai has a high international profile and cares much for quality services. The campaigns also contribute to realising RTA’s vision of Safe and Smooth Transport for all.”