Dubai RTA Announces New Rules For Residents Using Metro, Taxis, Trams And Buses

In line with the precautions to curb coronavirus, the Dubai RTA has now released a new set of rules. The new rules ensure there is no overcrowding inside the metro. Here’s an overview of the new rules for Dubai Metro, taxis, trams and buses:

  • All passengers must wear a face mask while traveling by all public transport including taxis
  • Residents having a fever or flu symptoms are advised not to use public transport
  • Taxis and limousines are now restricted to only carry two passengers at a time, to ensure social distancing
  • Passengers must sit ONLY in alternate seats in metros, trams and buses. Besides, riders are strictly advised against sitting on seats marked with an ‘X’
  • Those standing in metros, trams or buses must maintain safe distance by staying on the demarcated floor stickers

The Dubai RTA has also included additional services to make up for the reduced capacity. Bus shelters in Dubai have been closed. According to the WAM news site, “RTA has called on public transport riders not to use public transport unless necessary; plan their journeys in advance to avoid peak hours, as delays are expected due to the new measures taken; and cooperate with the supervisors deployed at bus and metro stations or on board these modes.”

Vaishnavi Venkataraman
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