By Majorie van Leijen www.emirates247.com
International City, Jumeirah Village, Dubai Investment Park and Dubai Design District will be added to the bus network of the emirate this year. Further, 400 bus shelters, 400 ticket machines and 150 new bus drivers will be added, and the Mall of the Emirates bus station will be refurbished.
When the conventional transportation mode was first introduced in Dubai in 1964, there were four buses doing rounds to serve the most visited areas of the emirate. Today the fleet counts 1,569 buses serving 107 bus routes, which is constantly expanded, explained Ali.
Although Dubai Metro, Dubai Tram and several sea vessels have been added to the public transportation network, buses still form an essential part of this network with new communities often being the focus of expansion plan.
In 2014, the south side of the emirate including Jebel Ali and Jafza became the focus of new bus routes and coverage. International City, Jumeirah Village, Dubai Investment Park and Dubai Design District will be the areas of concern in the year to come, revealed the director. More info