Dubai to have 30km of dedicated bus lanes next year



Dubai: In a massive expansion of the dedicated bus and taxi lanes network in Dubai, 30km of bus and taxi lanes will be added to some of the busiest areas in the city next year, Gulf News has learnt.

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has earmarked 10 routes inside Central Business Districts of the city as well as in some of the new developments.

The expansion comes following the success of the existing 10km of dedicated bus and taxi lanes, improving the efficiency of buses and saving considerable time for passengers.

“We have identified 50 locations across Dubai that could potentially have bus priority lanes out of which we have selected 10 for phase three, which will be completed in 2015,” said Yousuf Al Ali, CEO of RTA’s Public Transport Agency that operates buses and taxis.

He added that the 10 routes will be spread across 30 kilometres of bus corridors in different areas of Dubai, particularly in Bur Dubai and Deira.

“We are mainly focusing on the busy areas of Dubai like Bur Dubai and Deira, but we have also identified some of the busy locations outside the Central Business Districts and we will announce the routes once we finalise the project,” Al Ali said. More info