The Roads and Transport Authority in Dubai carried out various campaigns and inspections through the “Rased” campaign, with the aim of ensuring that passengers adhere to the regulations and laws for mass transit, whether on lines within the emirate or across cities. The campaigns targeted a number of different positions in the emirate, including Dubai American Academy, Al Khail Gate, Al Quoz, Majlis Al Ghuraifa, Burj Al Arab Hotel and Al Wasl Street, and issued 1,193 violations, most of which relate to using public transportation without paying the fare, failing to show the unified card upon request, or using services and facilities. Contrary to the instructions approved by the authority and announced by the directional signs.
The Director of the Control Department for Passenger Transportation Activities at the Public Transport Agency, Saeed Al Balushi, confirmed that the field teams are carrying out inspection campaigns.
Throughout the year, to monitor violations, illegal activities, and behaviors that negatively affect the country’s tourism front in general, and Dubai in particular, as it is a global city that enjoys providing high-end services to its residents, visitors, and tourists thanks to its security, safety, infrastructure, and various means of transportation on a world-class level.
Al-Balushi said, “The campaigns were organized in coordination with the concerned authorities, in Dubai Police and the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs, with the aim of reducing the phenomenon of evasion from paying the tariff, and controlling the actions that are not permitted while using the buses.” He stated that the authority is keen to implement joint campaigns with the concerned authorities, and to organize awareness workshops in schools and universities to spread the culture of using mass transportation and ensure compliance with the laws followed in this field.