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Dubai: 3,300 violations in buses, taxis; ticket-less travel tops list

Web Report/Dubai
Filed on January 17, 2021
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The offences were spotted at over 100 spots across Dubai.

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has reported 3,300 violations on public transport means. The offences were spotted at over 100 spots across the emirate as part of an inspection campaign.

The campaign was launched to ensure the compliance of commuters and drivers with the rules governing public transport in Dubai.

Here is a break-up of the offences as listed by Saeed Al Baluchi, Director of Passenger Transport Activities Monitoring, Public Transport Agency, RTA:

>> 1,459 offences by bus riders, most of which were due to not paying the fare;

>> 1,412 by taxi drivers, most of which were related to carrying more than the allowed number of passengers;

>> 105 spotted in rented buses;

>> 100 violations related to illegally transporting passengers;

>> 96 by limo drivers.

“The remaining offences were related to school buses, Abras and the use of nol cards,” said Al Baluchi. “These campaigns are part of year-round plans to uphold the compliance with mobility rules, monitor the conduct of passengers and drivers as well as the compliance of transit means with the set standards.”





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