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Nearly 5m people ride Dubai public transport over Eid holiday

Roads and Transport Authority says that the total number of public transport passengers reached 4,852,957 over Eid Al Adha

Nearly 5m people ride Dubai public transport over Eid holiday

Nearly five million people rode on Dubai's public transport system over the Eid Al Adha holiday, it was announced on Monday.

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said that the total number of public transport passengers reached 4,852,957.

It said the city's metro served 1,825,235 riders, with 1,221,459 on the Red Line and 603,776 riders on the Green Line.

The transport authority also said that Dubai Tram carried 74,856 riders while public buses lifted 1,386,806 and marine transit modes ferried 264,925 passengers and taxis commuted 1,301,135 riders.

The RTA said it charted out a comprehensive plan for managing the movement of vehicles during Eid Al Adha holiday, which is normally a busy period.

The plan aimed to ensure the integration of various transit means and traffic systems to ease the mobility of people celebrating the occasion, it added.

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