The Rail Agency of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) on Monday said 106,000 passengers used the Green Line on the first two days since its opening on Friday.Passengers travelled between 16 stations representing a full and substantial integration with the Red Line in serving the largest possible chunk of public transport commuters in Dubai Emirate.The CEO of RTA Rail Agency, Adnan Al Hamadi, said that this number was a clear testament of the growing culture of public transport in keeping with the excellent services offered by the RTA to the public.
“The success of the metro is a real success for the Dubai Emirate portraying it as the key city in public transport industry across the region. It thus raises its profile in the global public transport map; which is considered a record achievement compared to peer cities worldwide which took several years to accomplish this achievement.This achievement could not have been made in such high speed and quality without the unlimited support of the Dubai Government headed by His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, as well as the close follow-up and continuous support accorded by him to the project.
Not to mention the expeditious efforts put in by RTA employees and affiliated work teams who continued to work day and night with the contractors to deliver this project on time,” added Al Hamadi.The CEO of Rail Agency anticipated that the traffic of passengers using the Green Line of the Dubai Metro is expected to rise steadily on a daily basis in view of the key and vital destinations serviced by this Line including several businesses and commercial entities operating in Dubai Emirate. – Khaleejnews