Move to start public transport in Ajman

AJMAN — A public transport corporation will come up soon in Ajman. This is in accordance with the Amiri decree No (4) for the year 2005 issued yesterday by His Highness Shaikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Member of Supreme Council And Ruler of Ajman.



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Afkar Ali Ahmed

Published: Tue 31 May 2005, 10:49 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 3:55 PM

The new corporation would have a fleet of buses and taxis to provide transportation services to the public within and outside the emirate. The decree also ordered the immediate formation of the corporation's Board Council which would include Abdul Karim Abdullah, Chairman, and Mohammed Al Mulla, Khalid Mohammed, Hassan Al Fourah, Yahya, Al Rayaysa, Ali Saeed Al Matroushi and Hamad Nasir.

The corporation, which would be part of Ajman Government, would in coordination with Municipality establish stops for buses and taxis in all residential areas, next to shopping centres and malls, outside schools, hospitals, museums and government departments.

The corporation would charge a nominal ticket fee for the use of the services, an amount that would be affordable to everybody for rides inside and outside the emirate.

All UAE nationals who own taxis and which are currently providing transport services would have to return their numbers to the Traffic and Licensing Department and receive compensation for it. After the corporation comes into existence, all taxis in Ajman would be consolidated in the corporation's fleet.

Speaking to Khaleej Times, a source from the corporation's Board Council said that the decree aimed at facilitating movement of people between Ajman and the other emirates and in enhancing traffic movement in the emirate by decreasing the number of vehicles, lead to the development of the emirate's infrastructure and would give a boost to investment opportunities in all fields in Ajman.

The source said that the Ajman Government was making efforts to enhance various services to cope with the rapid development of the emirate. The corporation would also take several practical steps to contribute in improving transport operations in the emirate by providing for 24-hours and seven-day-a-week services. Studies would prepared to enhance the transport services in the emirate.


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