New dedicated bus and taxi lanes are ready to open in Dubai from January 21, Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said on Saturday.
10 January 2021, 12:00 AM
31 January 2021, 12:00 AM
New dedicated bus and taxi lanes ready to open in Dubai. Dedicated lanes for buses and taxis will be opened at the Khalid Bin Waleed Street, one of the busiest roads in Bur Dubai with effect from January 21.
RTA stated that it has completed the phase III of the ‘Dedicated Bus and Taxi Lanes Project’ at Khalid Bin Al Waleed Street. The lane extends 4.3km from the intersection of Khalid Bin Al Waleed Street and Al Mina Street up to a point just before the intersection of Zabeel Street, and in both directions.
The special lanes will be operational on Thursday, January 21. In the lead-up to this date, bus drivers will be using the lanes on a trial until the service is put into formal operation.
The dedicated lanes have been marked by a distinctive red colour. The project works include the construction of pedestrian paths, air-conditioned shelters for bus and taxi riders, street lights, roadside parking and landscaping.
By completing the phase III, the total length of dedicated bus and taxi lanes rises to 11.6km spread over seven key streets namely: Al Mankhool, Al Khaleej, Khalid Bin Al Waleed, Al Ghubaiba, Naif, Al Ittihad and Al Mina Streets.