People ride Abra at the Dubai Creek.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
Dubai recorded the highest daily public transport ridership since the start of the pandemic with more than 1.3 million passengers on Thursday.
Mattar Al Tayer, Director General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA Dubai, “The record number of public transport passengers reflects the community’s confidence in the precautionary measures and safety levels offered by the emirate’s public transport systems.”
Dubai Metro served 458,060 passengers on Sept.9, which included 311,090 passengers on its red line and 146,970 on its green line while 15,932 passengers used the tram. Public buses saw 254,420 passengers while 21,502 used marine modes of transport and 66,590 passengers used E-Hailing and Car Sharing services. Thursday also saw a total of 516,409 taxi passengers.
Mattar Al Tayer said, “RTA has implemented globally-benchmarked preventive protocols to protect the health and safety of passengers, as well as drivers and other frontline transport staff. Consistent with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to make Dubai the world’s best city to live and work in.”
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