Dubai Metro eliminated one billion vehicle trips over 11 years – ARN News Centre

Thursday, 27 January 2022 21:51
By ARN News Staff
Dubai Metro has helped eliminate about one billion journeys on private vehicles since its launch in September 2009.
Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors at the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), revealed this while addressing the Dubai International Project Management Forum (DIPMF).
He said the total cumulative benefits of the Dubai Metro amounted to AED 115 billion over the 11-year period, while it reduced carbon dioxide emissions by 2.6 million tonnes.
"RTA has launched numerous projects and initiatives to boost the public and sustainable transport to increase the proportion of journeys made by sustainable modes and walk from 30% in 2020 to more than 43% by 2030," added Al Tayer.
Besides mass transit means comprising the metro, tram and buses, Dubai's mobility systems include taxi e-hail service, smart car rental (shared transport) service, bus on demand service, and bike and scooter rental services.
In his keynote address at the forum, the RTA chief also highlighted how the public transportation card, Nol, can be used to make purchases across 12,000 retail outlets, in addition to buying entry tickets to Dubai’s public parks and museums.
HE Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Director-General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of #RTA revealed that Dubai Metro has eliminated about one billion journeys on private vehicles from its launch date on September 2009 till end of 2020.

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