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The step is part of RTA’s efforts to expand the use of renewable energy in all services and projects in support of the government drive towards a green and sustainable economy.
"The installation of 100 solar-powered Nol card recharging machines across Dubai is part of RTA’s strategy to provide alternative renewable energy sources. It will help in realising RTA’s objective of reducing power consumption in accordance with Dubai Supreme Council of Energy strategy," said Khalid Al Awadi, Director of Transportation Systems at RTA’s Public Transport Agency.
"The new machines have been installed at bus stations and frequently busy spots like Al Qusais, International City, Mall of the Emirates, Sahara Centre. The step increases the number of solar-powered Nol card recharging machines from 78 to 178 machines.
"The installation of these systems will shorten the time taken in Nol card top-ups. Moreover, clients can use their credit cards to top-up Nol cards online through RTA’s website and activate the credit through the existing machines.
"1,025,294 clients have used Nol card recharging machines during the first half of this year. Nol card has become one of the digital tools for achieving RTA’s transformation strategy," confirmed Al Awadi.
A three-phase 10-year-plan approved by Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is set to improve marine transport services on Dubai Water Canal.
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched a new circular marine line served by Dubai Ferry starting from Sheikh Zayed Road Station.
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), has signed a contract for purchasing 373 buses of Volvo SB3 along with a 10-year maintenance contract in support of Dubai’s mobility plan and to cope with the rising number of public bus riders.
A magistrate speaking to AFP on condition of anonymity said at least 4,000 people were arrested and held under the Public Safety Act (PSA), a controversial law that allows authorities to imprison someone for up to two years without charge or trial.
A representative of the rescue service said it had not yet been possible to establish contact with the two cavers and concern was growing for their health due to their long exposure to extreme conditions.
Daesh said one of its fighters blew himself up at a "large gathering" in Kabul while others "detonated a parked explosives-laden vehicle" when security forces arrived, in a statement posted on the Telegram messaging app.