HH Sheikh Mohammed Inaugurates Seven New Dubai Metro Stations

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
HH Sheikh Mohammed Inaugurates Seven New Dubai Metro Stations

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on 8 July inaugurated seven new metro stations of Route 2020. In his tweet, HH said:

“47 months ago about the extension of the Dubai Metro red line at a cost of 11 billion dirhams .. Today we are launching our project .. 50 trains .. 7 stations .. 125,000 passengers daily .. 12,000 engineers and technicians and 80 million hours of work to complete our work on time as we promised .. we say what we do .. and we do what we say .. this is Dubai”

The project costs a whopping AED 11 billion and is the hard work of 12,000 engineers and technicians, 50 trains, 7 stations and  80 million working hours. “We say what we do, and do what we say, this is Dubai,” Sheikh Mohammed tweeted. On that note, here are 7 Dubai Metro Fines You Need To Be Careful Of.

The Dubai Metro Route 2020 will take passengers from Dubai Marina to the Expo site in under 16 minutes. The 15km extension will link the Nakheel Harbour and Tower station to the Expo 2020 site, while passing via Dubai Investments Park, Discovery Gardens, Al Furjan and Jumeirah Golf Estates.

Besides, all the seven new stations will be equipped with smart fare gates that will sport 3D cameras, for safety reasons. Unlike the regular barrier gates, the 3D camera will scan passengers and estimate if they require more time to cross the gate.

Dubai Welcomes The Region’s First Female Public Bus Drivers

After female taxi drivers, Dubai now has the region’s first female bus drivers. The Dubai RTA recruited the first batch of three female bus drivers. The three new appointees started ferrying passengers on different routes from July 3. The initiative has made Dubai the first city in the Middle East to take this step. The CEO of RTA said, “This initiative goes with the best global practices of employing female drivers.”

Meanwhile, Dubai Now Has New Radars To Catch People Using Mobile Phones While Drivingso watch out!

He also added that this opened up job opportunities for women in a field dominated by men. In addition, employing women will encourage the culture of using public transport. The step is also in line with the RTA’s effort to empower women and achieve gender balance across various jobs. On another note, did you know Dubai’s Skyline Will Have 3D Printed Buildings By 2030?

How Did Dubai Residents React To It?

The new initiative was welcomed with open hands by the residents. Many took to Twitter to appreciate RTA for giving women a chance and the effort it took to encourage gender equality.

Routes That Have Deployed Female Drivers

1. Route 77 linking Baniyas, Deira City Centre, Dubai International Airport Terminal 1 and Terminal 3

2. Route F36; a Metro link service that runs between Mall of the Emirates, Dubai Science Park and Al Barsha South

3. Route F70, which is also a Metro link service, that shuttles between Burjuman, Bur Dubai and Al Fahidi.

Dubai RTA Introduces AI Technology In Taxis

In an effort to curb the spread of Covid, the Dubai RTA has installed AI in taxis to curb the spread of Covid. The artificial intelligence technology can detect people who aren’t wearing a mask. The AI technology can scan human faces and also detect if they are wearing masks or not. The technology also has a smart mathematical feature that can track the distance between the passenger and the driver. The technology can process videos for up to 200 thousand hours per day. Besides, Dubai Taxis Also Installed Isolators To Avoid Risks Of COVID-19 Infection.