The Rail Agency of Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has started the installation of smart fare gates at metro stations of the Route 2020 project.
The gates are designed to read details of nol cards, and are fitted with high-definition cameras with 3D-sensor technology.
Other features of the smart gates include the detection of misuse, and attempts to evade the payment of fare, known as tailgating.
Route 2020 extends the Dubai Metro Red Line 15km from Nakheel Harbour and Tower Station to the site of Expo 2020.
Abdul Mohsin Ibrahim Younes, CEO of RTA’s Rail Agency, said: "The new generation of smart gates has several features such as high-performance technical features that ensure the smooth flow of riders. These gates boast of an innovative design to enhance the interaction with users through LED technology to detect the direction of entry and exit movement.
"The 3D-sensor technology will boost the safety and security of passengers and prevent crashing into gates, especially by toddlers and wheelchairs of people of determination and pregnant ladies. These gates will automatically open in case of emergencies or fire.”
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