Dubai taxis make record 50m trips in H1
Dubai, August 13, 2013
Taxi vehicles in Dubai made more than 50 million trips during the first half of the year, reflecting a three per cent increase over the same period last year, while also marking a new record for the emirate.
Movement of taxis is monitored in the Emirate of Dubai by smart technical system called D8, where the system provides accurate data to determine the number of trips completed in addition to all the operations carried out by taxis.
The Reservation and Distribution Center of the Department of Transport Systems at the Public Transport Agency (RTA), is one of the centers which provides many important services for the users of taxis in the Emirate of Dubai.
Adel Shakri, director of Transport Systems at the RTA Public Transport Agency said: “The Reservation and Distribution Center carried out 1,472,297 trips with an average of less than five to 20 minutes for arrival of the total number of trips.”
He pointed out that the center is responsible for coordinating the booking services of taxis in Dubai, where it works on the distribution of reservations of taxis on the five companies responsible for the operation of taxis, namely, Dubai Taxi, CARS Taxi, Taxi Arabiyah, National Taxi and Metro Taxi.
“The center receives public calls throughout the day, and through the technically developed system that locates the addresses and locations of Dubai meticulously, and clients’ reservations are performed instantly and precisely,” he added.
“The center also provides its permanent customers the IVR calls, where the caller can book and determine the time and address and type of service by following the instructions of the recorded voice message, and other services,” Shakri said. – TradeArabia News Service