Shared taxi service launched in Ajman

Ajman Transport Corporation (ATC) has launched a shared taxi service to help residents commute within the emirate as well to Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah.


Afkar Ali Ahmed

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Published: Tue 26 Aug 2008, 1:07 AM

Last updated: Tue 15 Nov 2022, 3:45 PM

Abdull Kareem Al Abdulli, the Director of ATC, told Khaleej Times that the ATC had introduced 12 vehicles with the capacities to carry between six and 10 passengers. The number of the shared taxis would gradually be increased, he said.

The fare of the shared taxi service is affordable for people with low income. A passenger commuting within the emirate will have to pay only Dh2; those commuting between Ajman and Sharjah will pay Dh3, and those travelling from Ajman to RAK will pay Dh7.

The shared taxis will operate between 6am and 12midnight.

In coordination with the municipality, ATC has fixed special stops for these shared taxis - near LuLu and Al Manama hypermarkets, Al Abdullah said.

The official pointed out that the objective of launching the shared taxi service was to curb the phenomenon of private sharing taxis plying illegally between Sharjah and Ajman, as well as to reduce the number of private vehicles on the roads. 'Efficient transport services would contribute a great deal towards the development of the emirate's infrastructure,' he noted.

Al Abdullah said the Ajman government was making all efforts to improve various services for people.

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