The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai is providing free accommodation for 3,000 eligible public bus drivers.
According to a WAM report, the project aims to provide a sustainable and healthy living environment for bus drivers and at the same time contribute to the operational efficiency of public buses in Dubai.
“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 drives, which will give them more free time to rest, practice sports, and go about their personal lives. It will also add to their happiness and professional performance and accordingly enhance their operational efficiency,” Abdullah Ibrahim Al Meer, Director of Drivers Affairs, Public Transport Agency, said.
He added that the transport agency seeks to meet the residential needs of drivers by offering them more convenience and a better environment.
“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 further added.