x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 July 2017

Dh20m for transport upgrades in Ajman

Transport chiefs plan a new bus and taxi station, GPS-enabled buses and taxis and air-conditioned bus shelters in a Dh20 million upgrade to Ajman's transport network.

AJMAN // Transport chiefs plan a new bus and taxi station, GPS-enabled buses and taxis and air-conditioned bus shelters in a Dh20 million upgrade to Ajman's transport network.

Most of the new buses will link Ajman with neighbouring emirates, and passengers can buy tickets on board to avoid queues at ticket offices.

"The board of directors has agreed on the new budget to help ease transport hardships in the emirate," said Abdul Kareem Abdullah Al Abdooli, director general of Ajman Public Transport Corporation.

A shared taxi project began last year, running from Ajman city centre to Julfar, Zahara and the industrial areas, so that commuters who could not afford a metered taxi could split the cost.

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