The Dubai Roads & Transport Authority has constantly been in the news for the past few days for a number of measures that they are introducing for an eco-friendly travel system and now, the RTA has ruled out its ‘Zero Emission Public Transportation in Dubai 2050’ strategy on Sunday, May 28. With plans to minimise its carbon footprint, here’s all you need to know about this strategy.
Dubai RTA’s Zero Emission Public Transportation In Dubai 2050 Strategy
The Dubai RTA has planned to decarbonise taxis, limousines, and public buses. They aim to do so with almost zero energy consumption! These will be sourced from renewable energy sources, thereby, eliminating municipal waste. As a result, they will be sending nearly zero waste to landfill, as reported by the Khaleej Times. This will in turn reduce carbon dioxide emissions by a whopping 10 million tonnes and will of course save nearly AED3.3 billion, compared to the current operations.
What Does This 2050 Strategy Include?
Taxis and buses are also a part of this initiative. As a result, approximately 10 per cent of public transport buses are expected to be converted to electric and hydrogen by 2030, which will again expand by 20 per cent in 2035, 40 per cent in 2040, and ultimately reach 100 per cent by 2050. In fact, it is also expected that 30 per cent of the taxis and limousines plying on the road will be converted into electric and hydrogen vehicles by 2030, which will, in turn, reach 100 per cent by 2040.
Moreover, 10 per cent of the Dubai Taxi Corp’s school buses will also become electric and hydrogen by 2030 and gradually attain 100 per cent by 2050. As it happens, the authority is also planning to reuse and recycle 100 per cent of the municipal waste by 2030, this will help them achieve the goal of sending zero municipal waste to landfill.
Doesn’t it sound exciting? Let your fellow environmentally conscious friends know about this brilliant development and don’t forget to share the same with your peers.
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