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Dedicated lanes to make bus travel a traffic-free experience
The annual transport fee of Dh2,500, of Delhi Private School (DPS) Dubai and Sharjah, has been reduced by Dh250 and a Dh500 concession has been granted for parents with three children studying in the school, after parents raised an uproar.
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has signed two cooperation agreements with the Directorate General of Civil Defence, and the Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services regarding the development of areas served by the Dubai Tram through providing diverse ambulance and firefighting services and coping with accidents nearby the tramway and other areas in Dubai Emirate.
The bus has been nicknamed “Boris Bus” after Mayor of London Boris Johnson. Johnson commissioned Wrightbus International, the UK-based bus manufacturer, in 2009 to build a cleaner and more efficient 21st century version of the Routemaster – London’s iconic red double-decker bus.
Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) officials told Gulf News on Sunday that six months' notice have been given to schools to comply with the changes, following which the law will be implemented stringently from September 1. "According to the law [first issued in 2008], school buses cannot speed more than 80km/h, and must have RTA-approved speed control devices installed to ensure this," said Furat Ali Al Ameri, director of franchising and enforcement at the RTA's Public Transport Agency.