Spitting, smoking, sleeping, drinking: Offences spotted at Dubai AC bus shelters
This came as the RTA carried out 1,087 inspections in coordination with the Dubai Police and Dubai Municipality.
An inspection drive at Dubai's air-conditioned bus shelters has resulted in authorities spotting offences like spitting, littering, smoking, eating and drinking, sleeping, and resting with feet up on seats.
This came as the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) carried out 1,087 inspections in coordination with the Dubai Police and Dubai Municipality. "The campaign aimed to spot and eliminate malpractices inside these shelters as well as identifying any faults in the air-conditioning system, screens, doors and others," the RTA said.
Saeed Al Baluchi, director of Passenger Transport Activities Monitoring, Public Transport Agency, RTA, said some of the individuals caught in the act did not have identification documents and were referred to the Dubai Police. "Others caught distributing promotional flyers at the shelters were referred to the Dubai Municipality."
Such practices "distort the gorgeous" look of the facilities and "the image of public transport as a whole", the official added.
He said the inspection campaigns would continue throughout the year.
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