Mass transport for officers

WHATEVER happened to the proposal of mass transportation to be arranged for officers and employees of government departments as part of the measures to reduce traffic congestion in Dubai. Obviously, the proposal must have received a quiet burial after several officers protested against the move.

By The Monitor

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Published: Wed 20 Jul 2005, 10:53 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 7:50 PM

In fact, the mass transport proposal would have really helped ease traffic pressure since thousands of vehicles used by government officers and employees would be off the roads, since the buses deployed for them would carry 60 passengers. This would have definitely reduced the pressure on the roads particularly during the peak hours in the mornings and evenings.

The officers' insistence that they would continue using their own vehicles defies logic since they are not required to move out once they are in office. Besides, the buses would pick them up from their residences and offices at specified times based on their working hours, and one can't understand why they should have any objections to this arrangement. The high-powered committee appointed to solve the traffic problem, government departments and municipalities should look into the proposal afresh, and consider its implementation seriously.

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