Dubai: 4.3 million use RTA public transport on Eid Al-Adha holidays

Dubai Metro's Red and Green Lines transported 1.3 million passengers, while RTA taxis ferried another 1.3 million riders

RTA said it had created a "comprehensive traffic plan" to manage congestion during the holidays
RTA said it had created a "comprehensive traffic plan" to manage congestion during the holidays

Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) confirmed that the total number of passengers using its public transport services and taxi vehicles reached 4.3 million during the Eid Al-Adha 2019 holidays.

Data from the organisation showed that the main sources of transport came from Dubai Metro’s Red and Green Lines, its taxis, and public buses.

The number of passengers on the metro lines during the holiday reached 1.3 million passengers, while taxis transported another 1.3 million people across the emirate. Dubai’s public buses carried one million passengers during the period.

Other modes of transport included Dubai Tram, which carried 55,983 people, and marine transport vehicles, with 220,100 passengers.

RTA said it had prepared a “comprehensive traffic plan” to manage the movement of vehicles and public transport during Eid al-Adha.

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