Al Tayer made these comments in two separate meetings held with the Departmental Directors and Section Managers of Public Transport Agency and Dubai Taxi Agency.
“Work in the government sector requires us to put all efforts to improve productivity and work in a team spirit to overcome all challenges and realise the objectives sought by the RTA. There is a pressing need for changing the work culture and focusing on scientific training and development. In order for this change to have impact, it shall start from the peak of the pyramid and move to the bottom. Performance of all concerned individuals will be assessed in future and performance will be measured by productivity and distinction in delivering the work at high efficiency level, “ Al Tayer stated.
He said that the RTA had developed a comprehensive plan to develop public transport by increasing the number of buses from 500 to 1,200 buses by 2020.
The buses will include 170 double-decker buses and 300 articulated buses.
RTA is also considering opening new routes to serve all areas in the emirate and constructing air-conditioned bus shelters.
As to Dubai Taxi RTA is keen to support the new agency with the qualified national personnel, attracting talented youths and grooming them to form second and third lines of young leaders so as to develop the business and cater for future requirements of outstanding services.
He said that work in the new premises of Public Transport Agency and Dubai Taxi is about to finish.
The building is composed of three main sections; the first one for bus parking, the second as main Head Office and the third one for machinery services.
The main building consists of four floors occupying an area of 9100 square metres.The ground floor occupies an area of 2763 square metres and is meant for drivers’ service, cashier, command and control centre of public transport vehicles, inter-city bus, school buses, drivers training and qualification in addition to offices.
The agreement is the first bilateral trade deal between the Gulf and South America
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