08 Aug 2021
Carrying out 13k inspections on transport activities across Dubai
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has carried out 13,669 inspections on various transport activities and means in Dubai including taxis, limousines, and hourly rented cars as well as the transportation of passengers on unlicensed vehicles in various areas of the Emirate during the second quarter of this year.
“Inspections were focused on maintaining the interior and exterior appearance of taxis, limousines and hourly rented cars to maintain the service level of Dubai as a world class tourist destination. The operations were also aimed to stress the compliance with the regulations and guidance governing the transport of passengers on unlicensed vehicles,” said Saeed Al Balooshi, Director of Passenger Transport Activities Monitoring, Licensing Agency, RTA.
“The campaigns resulted in issuing 626 offence tickets on various activities. Inspections covered about 90% of cars rented by hours fleet, 81% of the taxi fleet, and 85% of the limousine fleet. The operations also resulted in 349 offences reported for transporting passengers on unlicensed vehicles (illegal passenger transport) in the second quarter of 2021,” he added.
The campaigns identified the vehicles in breach of regulations and cleaning standards. Drivers were educated about the importance of maintaining personal hygiene, keeping their vehicles clean, and complying with the instructions made to reduce the number of complaints filed.
The site teams of the Passenger Transport Activities Monitoring Department at the Licensing Agency have year-round inspection campaigns covering all parts of Dubai to monitor the illegal activities and misconducts that undermine the image of Dubai. The city is known for delivering sterling services to residents, visitors and tourists coming from all parts of the globe supported by solid security, safety, infrastructure and world-class transit means.