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Fri 25 Sep 2009 04:41 PM

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More police, CCTVs planned to monitor Metro

Dubai's transport police to keep focus on keeping Metro attractive, safe.

The number of closed-circuit TV cameras keeping watch over Dubai Metro’s system will reach to about 3,000 by the end of next year, according to a report.Also there will be a cadre of 800 officers patrolling, operating out of two new Metro police stations, according to The National daily.

Col Abdulla Ali Abdulla Al Ghithi, Director of the Public Transport Security told the Abu-Dhabi daily that all the above is part of the Transport Police’s efforts to make the Metro attractive, safe and user-friendly.

Officers “can take control and care of the people as well as provide safety for passengers,” he said.

The two small police stations at the Khalid Bin Waleed and Union Square stops will allow officers to deploy more efficiently, Al Ghithi said.

Officers will closely watch the CCTV cameras and track problems, including crime, The National said.

Last week on Friday, Dubai Metro saw its highest number of journeys taken in one day since it opened to the public, as more than 60,000 passengers travelled on the Red Line, official figures showed.

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Ana 11 years ago

Glad to hear that there will be more patrolling for the Metro. There should be more control in maintaining the cleanliness of the metro cars. Instant fines should be issued on any kind of violation - this news will spreads fast and deter more people from repeating the same things. Last week when traveling there was only one attendant on the car so it was not really possible for her to monitor everything. Have strict monitoring for 3 months and this will stop.