Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and Zhong Tang Sky Railway Group signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the development of a sky rail system as part of city’s commitment to develop innovative and futuristic transport network.
The agreement was signed by Abdul Mohsen Ibrahim Younes, CEO of Rail Agency, on behalf of RTA, and Tang Tong, Chairman of Zhong Tang Sky Train, signed on behalf of the Group. Attendees included Jaber Al Bahandi, Chairman of Centurion Company, the UAE representative of Zhong Tang Sky Railway Group, and Tariq Al Bahandi, Head of Development at Centurion.
“The signing of this MoU is part of RTA’s ongoing efforts to increase public transport trips to 26 per cent by 2030. Realising this objective requires developing advanced futuristic transport systems and improving the sustainable transport network in Dubai to encourage people and visitors to use public transport,” Abdul Mohsen Ibrahim Younes said.
Through this agreement, Zhong Tang Sky Railway Group will implement the project by delivering innovative technologies needed to develop a sky rail system. “We will be able to screen and obtain the best technologies and select the best systems for implementation in Dubai,” Younes commented.
The use of monorail system in Dubai aims to accelerate the mobility of people, provide affordable mobility solutions, encourage community members to use them, and curb traffic congestion.
The Roads and Transport Authority is seeking to consolidate the integration of the mass transit systems towards realising its vision to become ‘the world leader in seamless and sustainable mobility. It also contributes to realising the Dubai Self – Driving Transport Strategy aimed to convert 25 per cent of the total mobility journeys in Dubai into self – driving transport by 2030.
The city is implementing innovative technologies to deliver high quality services and to reduce costs. For example, RTA has started last year drone trial run to inspect the metro tunnels to enable precise and fast inspection of the condition of assets, a project which is part of Smart Dubai Strategy 2021.
Dubai public transport development entered a new phase as in February inaugurated the commercial passenger services on the 15-km Route 2020 metro line.