Dubai's RTA calls private firms for construction of 1,500 bus shelters

HE Mattar Al Tayer said that the initiative aimed to promote public-private partnership (PPP)

The bus shelters will be constructed over period of two to three years.
RTA
The bus shelters will be constructed over period of two to three years.

Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has invited local and international private companies to submit proposals for the construction of 1,500 bus shelters across the emirate in the next two to three years.

The project is part of RTA's efforts to make waiting time convenient for passengers, especially during summer months.

Speaking about the project, director-general and chairman of the board of executive directors of RTA, HE Mattar Al Tayer said that the initiative aimed to promote public-private partnership (PPP) to improve people's living standards and increase their happiness. 

“With the rising urbanisation and development drive in Dubai, RTA is keen on extending and improving the level of service to residents and visitors of the emirate, especially public transport users, by offering them a safe & smooth transit experience,” Al Tayer added.

“This strategic initiative has great potentials for interested private firms. It engages them in the construction of about 1500 bus shelters for waiting bus riders at new districts, over 2-3 years."

Al Tayer added that the winning bidder will operate and maintain the shelters for 10 years, renewable to a similar period.

In a statement on its website, RTA said that local and international firms were also invited to submit proposals for innovative revenue models, but not limited to, advertising.

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