15 Mar 2021
290 inspections of Abra operators in 3-day campaign
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority has recently carried a three-day inspection campaign targeting Abra operators at Dubai Creek. The campaign is part of RTA’s strategy to verify the compliance with the applicable regulations governing marine transport in Dubai.
“During the inspections, which were coordinated with RTA’s Marine Transport Department and the Dubai Maritime City Authority, we conducted 290 inspections targeting abra operators at Dubai Creek. The inspections focused on the safety and security equipment onboard, health precautionary measures in place to protect against Covid-19, the validity of driving permits, and related licensing issues. Inspectors verified the exhaust emissions degrading the environmental safety, and sensitised riders about the importance of compliance with the preventive measures as well as observing the proper means of using marine transit means,” said Saeed Al Balooshi, Director of Passenger Transport Activities Monitoring Department, Public Transport Agency, RTA.
“The inspections resulted in issuing 13 offence tickets against marine transport operators, 9 of them were related to the cleanliness and maintenance of Abras. Others were for the lack of safety and navigation equipment, lack of compliance with proper berthing at the marina, collection of fares in transit, and the lack of protection of environmental safety and riders. These inspections are part of an annual plan focused on the safety of riders of all marine transport means in line with RTA’s vision to become ‘The world leader in seamless & sustainable mobility’.