Mar 16 2019
Al Tayer opens Al Mutakamela Vehicle Testing and Registration Centre at Al Quoz
(The facility ranks as one of the largest technical testing centres in Dubai)
HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has inaugrated Al Mutakamela Vehicle Testing and Registration Centre at Al Quoz, Dubai. It spans an area of 140 thousand square meters rendering it one of the largest technical testing and registration centres in Dubai that serves densely populated areas.
Al Tayer cut the ribbon ushering the official opening of the centre in the presence of Abdullah Yousef Al-Ali, CEO of Licensing Agency; and Yahya Al-Qalam, Vice President and CEO of Al-Qalam Vehicles Centre. He toured the facilities of the centre which provides services relating to vehicle testing & registration, vehicle insurance, number plates, vehicle testing for export, vehicle washing, repair and painting, tyre repair, electric and AC repair.
Al Tayer inspected the six testing bays of different sizes together with the bikes testing bay. He also visited the service lounge and reviewed the additional services provided. The Centre can accommodate about 1800 vehicles per day, and each bay can handle 25 vehicles per hour. The centre is open from 07:00 am to 07:00 pm, from Saturday to Thursday.
Al Tayer also reviewed the vehicle testing steps starting with the receiving of the vehicle and photographing number plates. Communication will be established with the Traffic System from the moment the vehicle enters the testing bay. The testing starts with the body, including head and rear lights, brakes, and suspension followed by the testing of the undercarriage and chassis using modern imaging technology capable of detecting faults.
Yahya Al-Qalam briefed Al Tayer about the unique features of Al Mutakamela Centre; which is fitted with the world’s latest vehicle testing technologies; which contributes to accurate & quick testing processes. The centre provides smart services that enable clients to process their transactions through their mobile phones and tabs. It uses the latest technology of monitoring and security including surveillance screens installed at the front of the testing bays to monitor the time taken and assess the efficiency of testers. There are also screens in the central control room that reflect the operational condition of each bay, as well as screens in the customer's service lounge to track the work progress.
At the end of the tour, Al Tayer expressed his delight with the keenness of the management of the centre to use advanced vehicle testing technology and the recruitment of Emiratis in various jobs. He also praised the attention paid to conserving the environment and optimising the use of energy.
“RTA is committed to delivering best-in-class services to customers at the highest international standards of vehicle testing, registration and licensing. Expanding the testing centres stems from RTA’s keenness to reach out to customers in various localities to save their time and effort. Therefore, these centres spread in various parts of the Emirate, especially densely populated areas,” said Al Tayer.
The opening of new vehicle testing and registration centres is decided following elaborate field surveys for selecting the appropriate locations. The study team visits the sites proposed for constructing new centres and looks into several key issues such as the population density, lack of suitable centre nearby, no impact on the traffic flow of surrounding streets, and the steady increase in the number of vehicles in the vicinity of the new centre.