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RTA to fine men travelling in Dubai Metro's women and children carriages

Men to get $27 fine as part of new crackdown

RTA to fine men travelling in Dubai Metro's women and children carriages
A Dubai Metro train speeds past Sheikh Zayed road in Dubai on September 8, 2010. Dubai Metro may have altered the commuting scene in this car-loving city, but a year after the first train left the station winning over the hard-core motorists remains an uphill struggle. (AFP/Getty Images)

Men found travelling in the newly expanded women and children carriages of the Dubai Metro will be fined AED100 ($27), the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has said.

The fine, which has been in effect since March 1, is part of the RTA’s endeavours to maintain the privacy and comfort of women and children and to respect the norms and traditions of the community.

Mohammed Al Mudharreb, the director of rail operation of the RTA’s Rail Agency, said: "Expanding the women and children cabin was prompted by the rising numbers of riders of this compartment over the past years. This has warranted an expansion of this cabin permanently as of February 15."

The expanded women-only compartment comprises 15 seats and has space for 70 passengers to stand.

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sue 5 years ago

I have newly born baby, and 2 kids less than 10 years old. so will it be possible my husband can stay with us to take care the baby and kids.