Dubai Tram, vehicles 'crash' in rescue drill

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Dubai Tram, vehicles crash in rescue drill

The aim of the drill was to verify the readiness & quick response of the Emergency & Crises Management Team.

By Staff Reporter

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Published: Sat 8 Apr 2017, 1:28 PM

Last updated: Sat 8 Apr 2017, 3:21 PM

A multiple-vehicle collision drill was organised by the Emergency and Crises Management Team at the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA).
The drill scenario was of a collision of the Dubai Tram with several vehicles. It started at 02.00am yesterday Friday and continued up to 07.30am on the same day. Several parties took part in the drill including Dubai Police General HQ, General Directorate General of Civil Defence, and Dubai Ambulance Services Corporation.
Yousef Al Ali, CEO of Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) and Head of Emergency & Crises Management Team in the RTA, said, "The drill was based on a presumed collision between Dubai Tram and several vehicles. The aim of the drill was to verify the readiness & quick response of the Emergency & Crises Management Team and step up the preparedness to maintain high traffic safety levels."


"It reveals to what extent these teams are ready to intervene and contain such accidents if occurred under any condition, God forbids. We are therefore keen to carry out such drills in a planned timeline, in cooperation with several government & semi-government entities in the Emirate," commented Al Ali
"This drill is part of the plans of RTA's Emergency & Crises Management Team and complements the ongoing cooperation with other government and semi-government bodies towards the implementation of unified traffic safety standards," added the CEO of DTC and Head of Emergency & Crises Management Team in the RTA.


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