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Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 16 December 2018

Two new bus routes set for Global Village

The Roads and Transport Authority is launching two new bus routes to meet growing demand on public transport

The RTA is set to launch two new bus routes to Global Village.
The RTA is set to launch two new bus routes to Global Village.

Two new bus routes are set to launch by the Roads and Transport Authority’s (RTA) Public Transport Agency on November 1.

Routes 102 and 106 are expected to meet growing demand for bus service, officials said.

The move is aimed at “boosting the happiness of visitors” of the Global Village in Dubai while coping with this growing demand.

Route 102 will travel from Rashidiya Metro Station heading directly to the Global Village and Route 106 from Mall of the Emirates Station to the Global Village.

“To improve the route's service around the Global Village, RTA had re-operated Route 103 and Route 104,” said Mohammed Al Hashimi, the authority’s director of planning and business development. “Route 103 starts from the Union metro station and heads to the Global Village via Al Rabat Street. Route 104 starts from Al Ghubaiba Station and heads to the Global Village via Al Jafiliya metro station. The launch of the two new routes this year to serve visitors of the [area] is a quick response to the needs of public transport riders and fits well with the upswing witnessed by the UAE, especially Dubai, in various fields.”

He said the authority was keen on broadening and upgrading the public transport network to cope with urbanisation and demographic growth in Dubai.

Opening more public bus routes is part of the strategic initiatives and key pillars of increasing the number of journeys made by public transport.

Mr Al Hashimi said attracting more community members to use public transport in their daily travels will have positive impacts on traffic and the environment.