The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) of Dubai has endorsed the replacement of 42 public buses by modern buses.
The bus fleet of the Public Transport Agency comprises 1300 buses of the highest global standards comprising Mercedes, Volvo, Solaris, Vidal, and M.A.N makes which operate 18 hours a day to provide mass transit services.
These buses are fitted with engines compatible with the European Standards (Euro 5) featuring Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) and Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) technologies under the context of a master plan for curbing pollution resulting from vehicle exhausts, and making vehicles in Dubai more environment-friendly, particularly the fleet of public buses.
Dr. Yousef Al Ali, CEO of RTA’s Public Transport Agency stated that the use of vehicles fitted with Euro 5 compatible engines contributed to conserving the environment through curbing the harmful emissions of fuel and carbon.
“This initiative is taken in implementation of directives of the government calling for conserving the environment and reducing the use of energy across the nation due to its importance for the public health and all development projects.
“The RTA intends through this initiative to create a safe, clean, attractive and sustainable environment befitting the profile of the UAE in general and Dubai Emirate in particular in the context of its commitment to conserve lives, & properties, environment and natural resources. In addition to improving the occupational health & public safety levels, and utilizing technologies to curb the pollution rates resulting from various transit means,” continued Al Ali.
“The RTA is making every effort to bring about a shift in the infrastructure of mass transit systems to render it environment-friendly and capable of meeting the rising demand for mass transit means in the Emirate.”
“The objective of this measure of replacing old public buses by new ones fitted with engines compatible with Euro 5 standards epitomizes the initiative of the Dubai Government advocating the deployment of green vehicles for a cleaner and more sustainable environment,” concluded the CEO of Public Transport Agency. More info