The Public Transport Agency attached to Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched an inspection campaign to spot negative practices amongst public transport riders in general and public bus commuters in particular.
“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 bus shelters, and eating or drinking in bus shelters, throwing waste 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, Public Transport Agency.
“This campaign undertaken by the Public Transport Authority aims to protect the civilised appearance of Dubai and the tourist profile of the sector to raise customers’ satisfaction with transit means and services. It was imperative to carry out such a campaign to monitor the negative practices on the part of public transport users, and curb the resulting losses,” he added.
Al Mahri, called on bus riders to pay their bus fare through Nol cards to avail the mobility services aboard the RTA’s buses. He also invited them to support the RTA’s efforts at delivering services befitting the standard of Dubai residents and tourists descending on the emirate from all corners of the globe.