Saturday, October 5, 2013

Ahmed bin Saeed reviews traffic solutions planned for accommodating DXB Int’l Airport expansion up to 2020

Ahmed bin Saeed reviews traffic solutions planned for accommodating DXB Int’l Airport expansion up to 2020

Dubai - The Roads and Transport Authority – Mohammed Al Munji:
HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of the Emirates Group, hailed the projects, programs and plans undertaken by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) to upgrade roads network and public transport means across Dubai Emirate, and commended the existing cooperation and coordination between the Civil Aviation Authority and the RTA; which sets an example to be emulated by other entities.

HH made these remarks in a meeting held with RTA Leadership Team headed by H.E. Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the RTA, in the presence of Engineer Maitha bin Adai, CEO of Traffic and Roads Agency; Abdullah Yousef Al Ali, Acting CEO of Rail Agency; Ahmed Al Hammadi, Acting CEO of Dubai Taxi Corporation; and a host of RTA directors.

During the audience, HH was briefed by Al Tayer about the traffic solutions planned for accommodating the expansions envisaged for the Dubai International Airport up to 2020 where Al Tayer stated that the findings of studies conducted by the RTA to upgrade the Airport street to handle the projected increase in the number of passengers using the Dubai International Airport from 60 million passengers in 2012 to about 92.5 million passengers in 2020 indicated the importance of completing the improvements of the Airport Road by 2017 and Al Quds Road by 2020. The study also revealed the vitality of developing a new traffic route linking the Airport Road and Al Rabat Road.

HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum also reviewed the plans set by the RTA to serve Al Maktoum International Airport (Dubai World Central), and the Dubai Air Show 2013; which encompasses solutions to streamline the traffic flow and the operation of buses and taxis, including the deployment of more taxicabs to serve visitors of the Air Show.

The meeting also discussed the importance of improving the taxi service at Terminal 3 of the Dubai International Airport where additional taxi ranks will be allocated to cater to the rising numbers of passengers during peak times.

At the end of the meeting, Al Tayer expressed his thanks and appreciation to Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed for supporting RTA projects.

Ahmed bin Saeed and Al Tayer during the meeting

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