SRTA Plans for 6330 trips between cities during Eid

April 04, 2024 / 5:44 PM
Sharjah24: The Sharjah Roads and Transport Authority has created a plan to ensure safe passenger transportation services during daily trips between cities over the Eid Al-Fitr holiday. This plan involves intensifying daily passenger trips, with an expected 6,330 trips to be operated on all transportation lines between cities from April 9 to April 12.
Yousef Khamis Al Othmani, Chairman of the Sharjah Roads and Transport Authority, stated that the emirate's location has made it a hub for many Arab and foreign nationalities. As a result, the authority is working to keep pace with the increasing number of users of transportation services, specifically buses, by developing plans and adopting strategies that enhance transportation services. These strategies include transportation operations on various lines in the emirate, with a focus on achieving high levels of smoothness and comfort through safer means of transportation.

The authority has completed its readiness to receive well-wishers on Eid al-Fitr by providing sufficient numbers of buses to accommodate transportation users in the emirate. It has allocated 789 buses to work on transport lines between cities during that period. The authority's goal is to provide all means of comfort to its users on an ongoing basis.

To transport passengers during the holiday, the authority has adopted several strategies. One of these is reducing the time gap between buses operated by the authority daily and on 15 main lines between cities, to reach 5 minutes at peak time during the Eid holiday out of 45 minutes on regular days. This serves to achieve smooth transportation and avoid crowding of passengers at the stations. This step is part of the authority's directions to increase the operating capacity of trips and improve the quality of service provided to the public, aiming to provide flexible and easy trips at times that suit all the requirements of transportation users in the emirate.

The proactive plan to accommodate the growth in the number of passengers included increasing the number of employees and work crew on duty during the Eid holiday to the appropriate extent to regulate the movement of passengers within Jubail Station and other stations. To note, service will begin at Jubail Station for all lines during the Eid period from 3:45 am until 12:30 am.

The Roads and Transport Authority worked to harness its tanker fleet to operate public transportation buses during the Eid Al-Fitr holiday. This was done by transporting passengers through 506 stopping points via 104 buses, carrying out 1,144 trips daily on 12 lines. The pickup time between trips was also determined to ensure that flights arrive on time. During public holidays, especially Eid, the authority intensifies its efforts to come up with levels of service that meet the needs of the customer audience. They aim to provide a comfortable and safe transportation experience throughout the holiday days.

Regarding the Sharjah-Muscat line, the Chairman of the Sharjah Roads and Transport Authority stated that Line No. 203 has been allocated to carry out trips between Sharjah and the capital of the Sultanate of Oman, Muscat. This will be done through two trips daily, the first at 6:30 am and the second at 4:00 pm. It is possible to book tickets for the journey through the Oman Transport platform for booking electronic tickets or through the ticket sales outlet at the Jubail Bus Station. Ticket prices for one trip are estimated at 10 Omani riyals, equivalent to 100 UAE dirhams for one way, and 19 Omani riyals, equivalent to 190 UAE dirhams for the return.

Abdulaziz Al Jarwan, Director of the Authority for Transportation Affairs, revealed that the Maritime Transport Department of the Roads and Transport Authority has completed its preparations for sea trips during the days of Eid Al-Fitr. The maritime transport service between the Emirates of Sharjah and Dubai will be implemented during the holiday at a rate of four trips per day. The trips will depart from Aquarium Marine Transport Station in Sharjah to Al Ghubaiba station in Dubai. This will be done within the framework of joint coordination and cooperation with the Roads and Transport Authority in Dubai.

There are four trips from Sharjah to Dubai: the first trip at 2:00 pm, the second trip at 4:00 pm, the third trip at 6:00 pm, and the fourth and final trip at 9:00 pm. It is important to note that attendees should arrive at least 15 minutes before the trip start time. The trip time from Sharjah to Dubai is estimated to be about 35 minutes.
April 04, 2024 / 5:44 PM

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