RTA housing project to accommodate 3,000 public bus drivers
The initiative aims to achieve health sustainability and ensure comfort of the public bus drivers
Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has approved a project to provide housing for 3,000 public bus drivers in Dubai who meet the authority-approved housing requirements.
The initiative aims to achieve health sustainability and ensure comfort of the public bus drivers. The residential project will be subject to direct supervision by the authority based on the standards and requirements approved in Dubai.
Speaking about the project, director of drivers affairs, public transport agency, RTA, Abdullah Ibrahim Al-Mir, said: “RTA attaches utmost importance to providing a convenient and integrated environment for bus drivers through the provision of suitable accommodation fitted with social amenities. These residential quarters will be nearby the workplace of bus drivers, which will give them more free time to rest, practise sports and go about their personal lives. It will also add to their happiness and professional performance and accordingly enhance their operational efficiency.
The project will adopt the best possible solutions to the required facilities, healthcare and others. These facilities will be located at strategic sites nearby bus depots at Al Qusais, Al Khawaneej, Al Awir, and Al Rawiyya to ease drivers’ mobility between their accommodation and workplace," he added.
"Out of its keenness to select the best residential buildings for drivers, RTA set several technical standards at par with the top global practices. Due consideration was given to providing the essential social facilities, playgrounds and sports equipment. The provision of such a residential environment will encourage drivers to do better and contribution in providing safe and smooth transport for all," concluded Al Meer.