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Helipads to be built beside Dubai Metro stations

Roads and Transport Authority is aiming to reduce response time to emergencies and crises

Helipads to be built beside Dubai Metro stations
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Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced that helipads will be constructed at three locations near Dubai Metro stations.

The helipads are scheduled to be constructed at Rashidiya, Qusais, and Jebel Ali and will be used during emergency situations and medical evacuation operations, in a bid to reduce the response time to emergencies and crises.

The announcement followed a meeting held by Mattar Al Tayer, director general of the RTA, with Major General Khamis Mattar Al Muzainah, commander-in-chief of Dubai Police.

The meeting also discussed potential improvements that can be jointly implemented to ensure the protection and safety of metro passengers, especially with regards to the traffic and pedestrian movement along the metro route.

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