Dr Yousef Al Ali
Dubai RTA launches limo booking service
Dubai, February 26, 2014
Dubai’s Roads & Transport Authority (RTA), the public transport agency, has started linking a host of private limousine companies with its booking service as part of its drive to deliver integrated transit services.
Dr Yousef Mohammed Al Ali, CEO of RTA Public Transport Agency, said: “The rising demand for specialised transit services, such as limousines, has boosted the integration drive aimed sustaining the improvement of service offering, and ensuring the diversity of transit options to meet the preferences and aspirations of a wide spectrum of community members.
“During the initial phase, 90 deluxe vehicles have been linked with the Booking and Despatch Center under a specific agreement signed between the Dubai Taxi Corporation and some private firms running limo service such as (Presidential, On Call, and Royal Luxury Limousines). The Booking & Dispatch Center received up to last month more than 4,000 requests for this sort of vehicles,” he explained.
Al Ali added: “Limo vehicles have several features that keep them a class apart from ordinary taxi cabs, as they offer the luxury and privacy expected by VIPs.”
“The Limousine fleet, added Al Ali, features a variety of deluxe models of the latest luxurious brands boasting attractive features and eye-catching designs. They are fitted with stylish Android-operated Galaxy meters, and driven by cabbies donned in elegant black suit and hat who are expert professionals in providing such premium services,” he said.
“Limousines can be availed via the Booking and Dispatch Centre via an express service with the airport booking; which is highly accessible, specifically at peak hours, and the service is available at key spots such as the Dubai Mall, thus obviating the need to wait for ordinary taxis. The DTC assigns exceptional attention to providing customers with on-time transit services to their destinations throughout the day on board highly convenient and safe vehicles,” continued Al Ali.
“Linking Limousines with the Booking and Despatch Centre and integrating limousine’s meters with the Dispatcher System, is a means of compiling a database linked with the Booking & Dispatch system, besides tracking and establishing the geographical locations of these vehicles likewise other means of transport,” concluded Al Ali.
“As part of its endeavours to meet the needs of all customers, the RTA launched last November a distinctive black-and-white taxi fleet branded as Hala Taxi, designated solely to address the bookings made through the Booking and Despatch Centre on the same terms and provisions applicable to ordinary taxi cabs,” concluded Al Ali. – TradeArabia News Service