Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced a project that aims to provide accommodation to 3,000 public bus drivers in the emirate.
The project carries the vision of providing a “sustainable and healthy living environment” for bus drivers and at the same time contributes to the operational efficiency of public buses in Dubai.
Over 3,000 Bus Drivers to Benefit from RTA’s Housing Project in Dubai
The residential project will be constructed under the direct supervision of the RTA and according to the approved standards applicable in Dubai, the Gulf News reported.
Abdullah Ibrahim Al Meer, director of Drivers Affairs, Public Transport Agency, RTA, said: “[The] RTA attaches utmost importance to providing a convenient and integrated environment for bus drivers through the provision of suitable accommodation fitted with social amenities. These residential quarters will be nearby the workplace of the bus drives, which will give them more free time to rest, practise sports and go about their personal lives. It will also add to their happiness and professional performance and accordingly enhance their operational efficiency.”
The construction will take place at strategic sites near bus depots at Al Qusais, Al Khawaneej, Al Awir and Al Rawiyya to ease drivers’ mobility between their accommodation and workplace.
Al Meer further noted: “Out of its keenness to select the best residential buildings for drivers, RTA set several technical standards at par with the top global practices. Due consideration was given to providing the essential social facilities, playgrounds, and sports equipment to encourage them to practice sport and maintain their medical fitness and add to their happiness. All-in-all, the provision of such a residential environment will encourage drivers to do better and contribute to providing safe and smooth transport for all.”
In the emirate’s bid to enhance operational efficiencies and convenience of use of public roads and transport services, the RTA has created a project that will provide free accommodation to public bus drivers in Dubai.
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