01 Jun 2021
Dubai Road Facilities Condition Index clocks 99%
Dubai’s Road Facilities Construction Condition Index has reached 98.95%, which translates the relentless efforts of various teams of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA). The technical assessment of road facilities condition is conducted under the Bridges Maintenance Management System (BMMS).
“The Traffic and Roads Agency plays a key role in managing RTA’s infrastructure assets and protecting the deliverables of mega projects undertaken since RTA’s inception. Achieving a 98.95% rating in Dubai’s Road Facilities Construction Condition Index is a result of the predictive maintenance programme and the extensive technical assessments undertaken. Such operations covered all elements of road facilities using sophisticated artificial intelligence technologies of the 4th Industrial Revolution. Adopting such a methodology has become a crucial element of the maintenance and sustainability of Dubai infrastructure assets,” said Eng. Maitha bin Adai, CEO of Traffic and Roads Agency, RTA.
“Since the launch of the Bridges Maintenance Management System in 2017, the number of inspection and assessment of operations of facilities (bridges, tunnels ... etc) has seen a remarkable increase. About 1552 facilities have been covered by expert inspections including civil and constructional elements as well as electromechanical systems. The figure constitutes a 10% annual increase in the technical assessment of road facilities,” she added.
Maitha called on the public and road users to cooperate with RTA in protecting the superior infrastructure facilities of the Emirate through complying with the speed limits & traffic rules and reporting any damage or comments on the elements and furniture of road facilities. She stressed that such cooperation would ensure compliance with the highest standards of safety and contribute to the happiness of all community members.