RTA campaign spots negative practices among public bus commuters

RTA campaign spots negative practices among public bus commuters
Published: 8 August 2017 - 6 a.m.
By: Dubai Media Office

RTA’s Public Transport Agency has implemented campaigns to spot dozens negative practices amongst public transport riders in general and public bus commuters in particular. About 61 offences relating to violations of the use of these facilities have been spotted.

“The field teams deployed by the Public Transport Agency have spotted 61 offences during the said campaign such as the illegal affixing of ads to air-conditioned shelters for waiting for bus riders, and eating or drinking in bus shelters, throwing wastes or any act that cause damages to these facilities and other violations. Offences spotted also included placing feet on seats and smoking at public transport modes,” said Abdullah Al Mahri, Director of Transport Activities Monitoring at RTA’s Public Transport Agency.

“This campaign undertaken by the Public Transport Authority aims to protect the civilized & gorgeous appearance of Dubai and the tourist profile of the sector to raise customers’ satisfaction with these transit means and services. So it was imperative to carry out such a campaign to monitor the negative practices on the part of users, and curb the resulting losses,” he added.


Al Mahri, called on bus riders to pay the applicable fare through NOL card to avail the mobility services aboard RTA’s sophisticated buses. He also invited them to support RTA’s efforts aimed at delivering services befitting the standard of Dubai residents, visitors and tourists descending on the Emirate from all corners of the globe.

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