More ‘special’ taxis

DUBAI — The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced that the number of taxis for people with special needs will be increased to promote the special needs tourism sector in Dubai.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Tue 3 Jul 2007, 8:52 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 2:57 AM

Officials of the RTA briefed members of the Travel and Tourism Group of the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) on Sunday about efforts to improve public transport services for this particular sector.

Mohammed Obaid Al Mulla, CEO of RTA’s Public Transport Agency, disclosed that one of the licence requirements for Car Rental Companies is to have a minimum of 20 luxury cars. Within two years Dubai would have over 1,000 buses connecting Dubai, he said.

The RTA is in the process of reducing taxies’ fuelling, cost and pollution. It was disclosed that city tour taxi would be in operation shortly in which RTA would have drivers for all nationalities with a comprehensible knowledge about Dubai events and location among other things and it would work on hourly basis.

The RTA has a total of five vans for special needs people at present.

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