Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) signed three agreements on the side-lines of the MENA Transport Congress and Exhibition 2022 to enhance public transport solutions, services.
- The first agreement was signed with Nakheel to provide payment services via nol card at the Palm Monorail train stations in the Palm Jumeirah.
- The second was signed with Dubai Investments Park to enhance the operation, maintenance and development work within the protected zone of Route 2020 of Dubai Metro.
- The third was signed remotely with CRRC Zhuzhou in the Republic of China, to study the feasibility of developing a technological system for the Dubai Tram.
"RTA always seeks to enter into agreements that serve its projects, especially those serving public transport riders, and the UAE as a whole. Teaming up with the Dubai Investments Park contributes to streamlining the operation, maintenance, protection, improvements, and periodic inspections of the protected zone of Route 2020 of the Dubai Metro," said Abdul Mohsen Ibrahim Younes, CEO of Rail Agency, RTA.
"The agreement with the Chinese CRRC Zhuzhou Company provides for a study to assess the feasibility of rolling out a trackless tram system in Dubai manufactured by the company. The trackless tram system is a modern flexible system that offers cost and energy saving solutions for public transport means," noted Younes.
"Through hosting MENA Transport Congress and Exhibition 2022, RTA aims to review the latest developments, and devise smart and sustainable solutions. The signing of the agreement with Nakheel signals RTA’s keenness to enhance the customer experience in using various means of transportation, by providing diverse and smart options for them in paying fares," said Mohammed Al Mudharreb, CEO of Corporate Technology Support Services Sector, RTA.
Mohammed Al Mudharreb, CEO of Corporate Technology Support Services Sector, RTA, and Omar Khoory, Chief Hospitality and Assets Officer, Nakheel, signed the agreement with Nakheel. The agreement enables the use of the nol card at the Palm Monorail train stations and availing the monorail service at the Palm Jumeirah.
"We are excited to expand the world-class services of The Palm Monorail and are thrilled that it has joined the nol Card, which is so popular across the UAE. The Palm Monorail, the first and only mobility service of its kind in the Middle East, confirms Nakheel's commitment to enhancing mobility between major destinations on the Palm Jumeirah, besides providing convenient solutions to our customers. The Palm Monorail’s trip from The Palm Gateway to Al Ittihad Park, Nakheel Mall, Atlantis and The Pointe offers visitors an experience to savour the stunning views of the Palm Jumeirah and its scenic landscape," said Khoory.
Abdul Mohsen Ibrahim Younes, CEO of Rail Agency, RTA, and Omar Al Mesmar, General Manager at Dubai Investments Park, signed the agreement with the Dubai Investment Park.
"This agreement ushers a new era of cooperation between our company and the Roads and Transport Authority to streamline and operate the protected zone of Route 2020 of the Dubai Metro to bring it in line with the top international standards. The signing of the agreement stems from a solid strategy of the Dubai Investments Park to pursue a futuristic vision that contributes to advancing Dubai's profile as a global destination," commented Al Mesmar.
Omar Khoory, Chief Assets Officer at Nakheel, said: "We are excited to be extending The Palm Monorail’s world-class services to Nol card users across the UAE. As the first and only monorail in the Middle East, The Palm Monorail reflects Nakheel’s commitment to increase connectivity between key destinations in Palm Jumeirah as well as deliver customer convenience. From The Palm Gateway to Al Ittihad Park, Nakheel Mall, Atlantis, and soon The Pointe, the monorail offers a scenic journey that allows visitors to experience breathtaking views of Palm Jumeirah and its iconic landmarks. We look forward to welcoming tourists and residents from around the UAE via The Palm Monorail."
Abdul Mohsen Ibrahim Younes, CEO of Rail Agency, RTA, and Yang Zhiguo, CEO of CRRC Zhuzhou, signed the third agreement.
Yang Zhiguo, CEO of CRRC Zhuzhou, China, said, "We are pleased to sign this agreement with RTA for Dubai Autonomous Rail Rapid Transit (ART). Compared with conventional trams, the ART has distinctive features such as a short construction cycle, urban adaptability, energy-saving and environmentally friendly. We look forward to providing Dubai with innovative, smart and green transportation solutions."
News Source: Emirates News Agency