Dubai RTA wants to cut down commuter’s time travel by opening dedicated lanes for Bus and Taxi on Khaled Bin Al Waleed Street.
Here’s a few good information for commuters in Dubai. The devoted bus and taxi lanes on Khalid Bin Al Waleed Street in Bur Dubai open today (January 21), Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced.
The unique lanes expand to 4.3km in each direction on Khalid Bin Al Waleed Street, from Al Mina Street junction to a degree simply before Zabeel Street junction. The dedicated lanes will help commuters cut down their travel time by 24% which is as good as 5 minutes and further enhance people journey through public transport.
Ahmed Hashim Bahrozyan, CEO, Public Transport Agency, RTA, noted: “About 19 bus routes use this lane, which tantamount to 60 buses passing through this lane each hour, be it regular, articulated, double-deck or minibuses. Bus drivers have been familiarised with using this lane throughout an ordeal period from January 11-20.”
The unique lanes had been marked through a specific red colour. “To boost awareness amongst road users, RTA has mounted directional signs on the entry-point of the lanes, explaining the types of cars allowed to pass through and cautioning motorists against having access to the lane, which constitutes an offence challenge to a Dh600 fine,” Bahrozyan cautioned.
“Signages have been mounted on the begin and center of the lanes along side mild signals, indicating the bus-simplest lanes. The task includes the development of pedestrian walkways, air-conditioned shelters for ready bus and taxi riders, road lights, roadside parking and landscaping works,” he added.
Earlier, RTA finished the development of committed bus lanes, stretching 7.3km that included elements of Naif Street (1km), elements of Al Ittihad Road (500 metres), Al Mina Street (1,700 metres, from Kuwait Street to the Falcon intersection), Al Mankhool Street (1,800 metres, from Al Satwa R/A to Sheikh Rashid Street), Al Khaleej Street (1,700 metres, from the Creek Street to Al Musalla Street), Khalid Bin Al Waleed Street (100 metres from Al-Mina Street Intersection to Street 16), and Al Ghubaiba Street (500 metres from Al-Mina Street intersection to Street 12).