The UAE Roads and Transport Authority has opened this morning the new generation of public transport bus umbrellas in four vital areas of the Emirate of Dubai, which is characterized by its innovative design that is very impressive and officially approved by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister The ruler of Dubai, "may God bless him," as part of the first phase of a plan that includes the implementation of 1550 canopies for bus passengers during the next three to four years, in partnership with the private sector.

In a related context, Matar Muhammad Al Tayer, Director General and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority, has spoken in that context, the project will be implemented in partnership with the private sector through the BOT method, where the investor will finance, implement and operate umbrellas and the authority’s participation in advertising revenue throughout the estimated contracting period By about 12 years, and through this project, in addition to the long-term investment opportunity for the private sector, the Authority provides an opportunity to add innovative and smart services to serve users and diversify sources of revenue, in order to achieve the main goals of public-private partnership projects, indicating that the authority has received six offers New investment made by local and international companies, and final negotiations are underway with four companies that have passed the technical and financial evaluation stages.

Matar Mohammed Al Tayer, Director General and Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Roads and Transport Authority added: "The new design of bus awnings is among the vital projects approved by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai," God bless him, "which reflects the cultural face The Emirate of Dubai is an ideal city for a safe and stable life. This initiative also comes in line with the vision of the rational leadership in strengthening partnership with the private sector, as they are a main axis in the development process in the Emirate of Dubai.

And between the Director General and Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Roads and Transport Authority, Mattar Mohamed Al Tayer, showed that he took into account the design of new umbrellas to meet the requirements of vital areas with high population density, current and future operational needs for public transport bus services, and it is characterized by its modern nature that integrates practical interior design And excellence in the external appearance, and the use of structural elements to serve the architectural design as an integral part of it.

The Director General and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority, Mattar Mohamed Al Tayer, emphasized that the implementation of bus awnings comes within the framework of the continuous pursuit of the Roads and Transport Authority, to develop the mass transportation sector, and to provide an integrated infrastructure that depends on it, and achieve prosperity and happiness for the residents of Dubai, by providing the best services and ways Convenience for bus users, especially during the high summer temperatures.

Matar Mohammed Al Tayer, Director General and Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Roads and Transport Authority added: “The design of the new umbrellas came in line with the Dubai code for people of determination, as dedicated spaces for wheelchairs and tracks for the blind were provided, in order to reinforce the“ my community .. a place for all ”initiative launched by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, aiming to transform the entire Emirate of Dubai to be friendly to people of determination by the year 2020, in an effort by the authority to serve and delight this group of society.

And His Excellency the Director General and Chairman of the Board of Directors showed in the authority that the new umbrellas project is one of the vital projects of the authority that reflects the aesthetic of the Emirate of Dubai, and encourages the various segments of society to use mass transportation, to achieve one of the strategic goals of the authority to raise the proportion of users of mass transportation In the movement of movement in the Emirate of Dubai, confirming the continuation of the Authority in the implementation of its development projects in Dubai, to meet the requirements of the urban and residential expansion witnessed by the emirate, especially the mass transport services, and to provide a safe, easy and comfortable transportation experience for the emirate's residents and visitors alike.

The first phase included the opening of 4 passenger umbrellas for buses, the first in a main position near the Satwa Roundabout (second of December Street) with an average use of more than 750 passengers per day, and the second in a secondary parking in the Burj Khalifa Boulevard area (near the Boulevard Walkway) with a rate of use ranging between 250 to 750 passengers per day, and the third in a basic position on Al-Mustaqbal Street (near Park Towers) with a usage rate ranging from 100 to 250 passengers per day, and the fourth in a loading and loading position on Al-Mustaqbal Street behind Emirates Towers at a rate of 100 passengers per day.

A portion of the canopy space has been allocated so that it is air-conditioned in the main parking lots, shaded outdoor places and advertising spaces. An information screen has also been provided to review the map of the bus lines network, the bus schedule, the time of pick-up and other information and services of interest to the passengers, and the Authority provided in the main and secondary parking places To park bicycles and ticket.