Enjoy coffee, free Wi-Fi at RTA bus stops

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By Shafaat Shahbandari, Staff Reporter  www.gulfnews.com

Dubai: Waiting at Dubai’s bus stops will soon get less boring as the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) plans to install free Wi-Fi at 100 bus stops.

Image Credit: Virendra Saklani/Gulf News Mohammad Al Ali, director RTA showing the new smart bus shelter which will have wifi, smart pay services, mobile phone charging with food and drinks on the opening day of Gitex Technology week 2015 at Dubai World Trade Centre on Sunday.
Image Credit: Virendra Saklani/Gulf News
Mohammad Al Ali, director RTA showing the new smart bus shelter which will have wifi, smart pay services, mobile phone charging with food and drinks on the opening day of Gitex Technology week 2015 at Dubai World Trade Centre on Sunday.

By the end of December, when at least 50 of these Smart Bus Shelters will be ready, commuters will be able to sip their coffee or tea from the small cafes that will be available inside the bus stops, while browsing the internet or paying bills through the smart kiosk.

Fifty more will be ready by the end of January.

From the existing 656 air-conditioned bus stops located across the city, 100 will be selected from some of the busiest locations in Dubai.

“We will be modifying the existing AC bus stops to accommodate the new features. Some of the busiest stops at key locations like Shaikh Zayed Road, Deira, Bur Dubai, Jumeirah, etc, have been identified,” said Mohammad Al Ali, Director of Buses at RTA’s Public Transport Agency.

A smart bus shelter was on display at Gitex 2015, equipped with mobile charging ports, Wi-Fi supported by du and a tiny cafe that serves tea, coffee and snacks. More info

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