AC busstops on the anvil in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI — Residents in Abu Dhabi who rely on public transport will soon get a feeling of world-class comfort while waiting for taxis or buses at busstops from next year.

By Anwar Ahmad

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Published: Wed 14 Nov 2007, 8:59 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 4:37 AM

The Abu Dhabi Department of Transport (DoT) will introduce 550 air-conditioned busstops in the emirate of Abu Dhabi in 2008, a statement from the DoT said yesterday.

The DoT yesterday invited investors to bid for the design, construction and maintenance of the busstop shelters under a Build-Own-Operate-Transfer (BOOT) contract.

The shelters will feature an iconic design with comfortable seats, good ventilation, ample illumination, wheel-chair access.

An official from the DoT told Khaleej Times yesterday, the deadline for collecting the tender documents from the investors is November 25, while the deadline for submitting detailed proposals with the DoT is December 25.

The new busstop shelters will be equipped with round-the-clock information monitors to update passengers on relevant and important information.

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