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Dubai’s RTA to showcase Route 2020 at expo

DUBAI, April 2, 2017

Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority (RTA) will showcase some key projects including huge model of the Route 2020 project at the upcoming the Dubai International Government Achievements Exhibition.

“It involves extending the Red Line of the Dubai Metro from Nakheel Harbor & Tower Station to the site of Expo 2020 over a 15 km stretch. It comprises an 11 km-long viaduct and 4 km-long underground rail track. It will encompass seven stations: five elevated and two underground stations,” said Mattar Al Tayer, director-general and chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the RTA.

The RTA will also exhibit the awards obtained in the Hamdan bin Mohammed Program for Smart Government 2016 highlighted by the Flag of the Program awarded to the RTA for the second time. In the process, the RTA has clinched seven awards of the Program namely: Best partnership with the public, smart tariff initiative, best partnership with the private sector (the smart shelters initiative), best government service via the mobile phone (the smart app RTA Dubai), customers life (smart common app), best call center (8009090), best innovation team, and the best innovation leader.

The RTA will display a footage featuring the Opening Ceremony of the 12 km long Dubai Water Canal, which links Dubai Creek with the Arabian Gulf. It will show another film about the Union Museum; which is a cultural hub for citizens, residents and tourists.

It recaps to visitors the phases and challenges that faced the establishing of the Union along with the achievements made ever since. The Museum seeks to impart the values and concepts of the Union in the hearts of citizens and future generations. Through its stand, the RTA will offer visitors free NOL cards enabling them visiting the Etihad Museum; one of the biggest achievements of the RTA accomplished in December 2016.

Also, the RTA’s stand will display a 10-seater self-driving vehicle, which has been experimented at the Dubai World Trade Center, Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard and the Business Bay. Through these test runs, the RTA intends to educate the public about self-driving transport and the experimental use of these vehicles under the Dubai climatic conditions.

It also seeks to educate the public about the Dubai Government Smart Mobility Strategy launched by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, aimed at making 25 per cent of total journeys in Dubai run via self-driving transit modes by 2030. – TradeArabia News Service




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