More than 4m riders use Dubai public transport over Eid holiday

Roads and Transport Authority reveals ridership numbers for Dubai metro, tram, buses, taxis and marine transport during Eid
More than 4m riders use Dubai public transport over Eid holiday
By Sam Bridge
Fri 16 Aug 2019 01:15 AM

Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has revealed that more than 4 million people used public transport in the emirate during the recent Eid Al Adha holiday.

The RTA said it lifted a total of 4,003,195 riders during the holiday period, with Dubai Metro seeing the largest number of people.

The breakdown of public transport ridership during the holiday was 1,360,469 riders for the two metro lines, 55,983 riders for the tram, 1,061,185 riders for public buses, 220,100 riders for marine transit modes and taxis served 1,305,458 riders.

RTA said it had charted out a comprehensive plan for the movement public transit means during Eid holiday, which is always marked by heavy traffic.

It added that the plan ensured the smooth mobility of people celebrating Eid Al Adha in Dubai.

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