What’s amazing about living in the UAE is how the national government is able to effectively implement projects through its well-organized emirates and their local government systems.
For example, as Dubai gears up for one of the biggest international events it has yet to host, the Dubai 2020 Expo, various projects and legislative support have already been set in place to realize this grand event that will surely bring pride to the entire UAE.
With aims to expand the coverage of #Dubai roads by smart systems network to 60%, @RTA_Dubai completes 23% in expansion of smart traffic systems project and 26% of building works in Al Barsha Traffic Control Centre.
— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) March 23, 2019
Dubai Project to Fix Traffic Congestion Rapidly Takes Shape
The Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), Mattar Al Tayer, revealed that the work progress on the expansion of the RTA Smart Traffic Systems Project has already reached 23%, as shared in a report by the Khaleej Times.
The initiative was launched under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to widen the scope of smart traffic systems to boost Dubai’s ranking as the smartest city of the world.
The announcement was made after the RTA chair made rounds at the site of the new Traffic Control Centre at Al Barsha, which aims to expand the coverage of Dubai roads by smart systems network from the current 11% up to 60%, and reduce the time it takes to detect accidents and traffic build-up on major roads, as well as provide timely response.
The new project will also update the public with instant information on road conditions via the new Variable Messaging Signs and smart apps, and boost management of traffic movement during major events, such as Expo 2020.
Through the local government’s consolidated efforts and with the support of the national government, the UAE looks to achieve what no other country has achieved yet in terms of technology, infrastructure, and governance – and this should bode well for all of its residents, locals and expats alike.
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