Dubai school buses are set to operate only at 50% seating capacity. Students to undergo temperature scanning before boarding the bus
Dubai , Dubai
25 August 2020, 12:00 AM
31 August 2020, 12:00 AM
School buses under Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC), which is under the Roads and Transport Authority, will operate at only 50 per cent seating capacity in compliance with precautionary measures against the spread of COVID-19.
Marwan Al Zarooni, DTC director of operations and commercial affairs, “The precautionary measures are aimed at reviving the confidence of parents in our handling of their children using our school transport services. The DTC has taken extensive safety measures to protect students against the risks of catching COVID-19”.
DTC has a fleet of over 400 school buses serving 18,608 students from 21 schools across Dubai. The company employs 408 drivers hired for the school transport service and 129 lady attendants who look after students of various age groups. All staff have undergone first aid training at Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services, according to Al Zarooni.
The DTC has also taken other measures, including bus sanitisation before and after the embarkation/disembarkation of students. He added: “The school buses are fitted with hi-tech devices for monitoring and tracking both buses and students, and accordingly improve the security and safety of the service.”