Abu Dhabi launches bus service in Delma Island
Abu Dhabi, April 17, 2010
Abu Dhabi’s Department of Transport (DoT) has launched bus services in Delma Island, one of the main landmarks and tourist attractions in the Emirate, and in the western region of Abu Dhabi.
The new services in Delma Island include two routes served by four buses with capacity of 50 passengers each.
The buses serving on route number 71 start at 5:14 am and finish at 11:06 pm while route number 72 starts at 5:25 am and finishes 11:17 pm. The new services will operate on a fixed schedule in tandem with the timings of the ferry services.
The bus fare for the one-way journey will be Dh1 ($0.27).
"The Department of Transport is working on the upgrade of the transport infrastructure in cities and suburbs of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, and this new service in Delma Island falls under the plan developed by the bus office to gradually launch new public bus services in the western region,” said Saeed Mohammed Fadel Al-Hameli, general manager of bus office at the DoT in Abu Dhabi.
“This new service in Delma is integral to a carefully coordinated schedule of services across the Emirate of Abu Dhabi,” he added.
“We are trying to align our services with the economic growth witnessed by the Emirate and catering to the needs of effective solutions for mass transit in line with the Abu Dhabi 2030 Vision,” Al-Hameli concluded. – TradeArabia News Service