Aug 14 2018
Carrying out inspection campaign on transport activities in Dubai
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) represented by Public Transport Agency, has launched diverse inspection campaigns on transport activities in the Emirate during the first half of year. The campaigns aimed to verify the compliance of the concerned transport entities with the rules and regulations governing the practising of these activities in Dubai.
The campaigns targeted illegal transport practices, taxi drivers of franchise companies, limousine service, and brokers promoting private passenger transport services for their companies using outlawed methods at airport arrival terminals. Campaigns included ‘Rasid,’ which is aimed at curbing the evasion of RTA public bus fare, in addition to other campaigns for inspecting RTA’s marine transit modes in Dubai, the use of air-conditioned bus shelters for waiting bus passengers as well as the safety & security equipment on board RTA’s mass transit systems.
“The site teams of RTA carry year-round inspection campaigns in several areas of Dubai to spot offences and illegal activities. They also monitor attitudes undermining the tourist profile of Dubai as a metropolitan city offering premium services to residents, visitors and tourists from all over the world, thanks to a safe infrastructure and world-class diverse transit means,” said Mohammed Waleed Nabhan, Director of Transport Activities Monitoring of RTA’s Public Transport Agency.
“We monitor the positive impacts of the inspection campaigns and their role in curbing offences and negative attitudes that translates into improved services for the public. RTA also takes part in joint campaigns with other entities and holds workshops at schools and universities to raise the awareness of students of various age groups about its efforts in monitoring public transport. The workshops also contribute to diffusing the culture of using public transit means, and complying with the applicable rules and regulations in this regard,” continued Nabhan.