Boarding Woes for Hor Al Anz Residents as Bus Stops Moved

DUBAI — The construction works in the Hor Al Anz (East) area, which began almost a year ago, have put the bus commuters to inconvenience as some of the bus routes have been changed and bus stops moved from the scheduled locations.

By Preeti Kannan And Joy Sengupta

  • Follow us on
  • google-news
  • whatsapp
  • telegram

Published: Sun 26 Oct 2008, 12:07 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 7:37 PM

As a result, the commuters have to walk long distances in order to catch a bus.

“Earlier, buses going towards Hor Al Anz (East) used to stop after Al Mulla Plaza, but after the road works began some of the bus stops were moved. Now I have to walk for at least half an hour to reach my destination,” said an Indian housemaid, who asked not to be named.

A Filipino worker, who spoke on condition of anonymity, travelling everyday from Al Ghusais to Hor Al Anz said that only bus route 17 stops in Mamzar, while routes 31, 3, 13, 13A, X25 and 24C go directly to Yasmin Building, near Dubai Cinema, after the Lulu Hypermarket stop in Ghusais.

“Buses used to stop in the area earlier. However, the construction has led to drastic route changes, due to which commuters are facing the problem. “I often reach my place of work late as I have to take other buses plying in the area, if I miss bus route 17.

“If these buses halted in the area, it would be convenient for all of us and save us plenty of time,” she added.

Commuters claim though they had written to the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) requesting for a bus stop, no action had been taken. RTA officials said the issue would be resolved soon.

“The change of bus routes and bus stops are a result of the ongoing construction of different road projects in many areas including this.

“The RTA is working in a planned way and any change of bus routes is accordingly informed to the public. 
New and improved bus stops will be constructed and people will not have to face any problems.

“The Public Transport Agency has installed many air-conditioned bus shelters all across the emirate.

“Also, the number of bus routes and public buses are being increased regularly,” RTA sources said.

More news from