Dubai's transport authority has announced the award of a contract to build 400 more air conditioned bus shelters across the emirate.
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said it has endorsed the contract for phase two of its bus shelter construction project to Right Angle Media Company on the basis of public-private-partnership.
The project will be completed by the end of 2017, and will bring the total number of bus shelters to about 1,295, the RTA said in a statement.
The initial phase of the project covered the construction of 895 air-conditioned bus shelters distributed over 656 bus stops.
Mattar Al Tayer, director general and chairman of the RTA, said the project is part of a master plan to increase the use public transport to 30 percent of people by 2030, adding that in 2014, the rate rose to 14 percent.
Al Tayer said that the new shelters will cover areas in different parts of Dubai on the basis of population density.
Phase two also includes the construction of about 50 smart shelters fitted with free internet service, as well as the smart café for selling snacks and refreshments.
About 150 shelters also be solar-powered, the statement added.For all the latest transport news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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