Combating coronavirus: Cashless payment in Abu Dhabi taxis to contain Covid-19

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Abu Dhabi - This is done with an aim to ensure safety and health of passengers and drivers.

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Ashwani Kumar

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Published: Tue 28 Apr 2020, 10:00 PM

Last updated: Wed 29 Apr 2020, 1:03 AM

Transport authority in Abu Dhabi has introduced newer precautionary measures in taxis to contain spread of Covid-19 pandemic.
Now taxis plying in Abu Dhabi have been equipped with debit and credit card machines to reduce the exchange of cash transactions. This is done with an aim to ensure safety and health of passengers and drivers.
Recently, the Integrated Transport Centre (ITC) of the Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) had installed plastic isolators to separate drivers from passengers. Now only two passengers are allowed at a time in the back seat.
The department is also carrying out daily sterilisation of entire fleet of taxis.
"The ITC has taken comprehensive precautionary measures across the taxi transport sector to ensure the safety and health of the community. As part of those efforts, the centre has sterilised 6,147 taxis in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Al Dhafra. The entire process is monitored," the ITC said.
ashwani@khaleejtimes.com 



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