Careem will operate a total of 1,750 bicycles and 175 stations during the first two years of the contract, which will rise in the next five years to 3,500 bikes and 350 stations.
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The daily average number of users of mass transportation and taxi vehicles also increased to 1.63 million compared to 1.61 million in 2018.
The legislation states that RTA will monitor the compliance of the concerned parties, certify vehicles that have passed the trial run and then prepare the appropriate infrastructure and logistics.
The step is said to be in line with the 'My Community... A City for Everyone' initiative which aims to transform Dubai into a ‘people of determination-friendly city’ by 2020.
This initiative, which is available through the RTA Dubai smart app, is said to be based on raising customer’s satisfaction and happiness rating, which aims to increase bus ridership as a result.
Using drones is said to enable a precise and fast inspection of the condition of assets, saving inspection time, enabling accessibility to arduous spots and generating highly accurate reports about the condition of tunnels.
Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has indicated that the taxi fleet recorded an exponential growth from 81 to 5,201 vehicles, with the number of drivers increasing from 886 to 11,500 between 1995 and 2019.
Using big data, RTA aims to be able to more efficiently anticipate future requirements and solutions for the development of the transportation sector in Dubai.
The committee aims to cater to improving the skills of personnel in the sector by exposing them to advanced programmes, ensuring the highest levels of safety and security of various public transport riders.
The authority plans to consistently develop and update the training robot, enabling it to accommodate future changes and adapt to future training materials.
The bikes will be connected to GPS using solar powered bicycle stations, and the Careem Bike application will provide the leasing and payment system for users, with different membership types available.
The move aims to ensure taxi drivers are compliant with the ethical and professional principles of their business, and offers another degree of safety for riders.