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Over 3.9 million used public transport in Dubai during the Eid holidays

Over 3.9 million used public transport in Dubai during the Eid holidays

The majority of people – at close to 1.6 million – used the Metro

Over 3.9 million people used public transport in Dubai during the Eid Al-Fitr holidays this year, an increase of 2.9 per cent compared to the Eid holidays in 2018, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has said.

A total of 3,906,107 users travelled by public transport this year, compared to 3,794,320 users during Eid Al-Fitr holidays in 2018.

The breakdown of public transport ridership during the Eid holiday this year was as follows: Metro (1,589,912 riders), Tram (69,737 riders), public buses (1,218,945 riders), marine transport (213,926 riders), and taxis (813,587 riders).

The RTA – along with the police – had charted out a comprehensive plan for managing traffic during Eid Al-Fitr holiday, which normally witnesses increased traffic.

Timings for the Metro and buses were extended during the holiday period.

The first day of Eid Al Fitr fell on Tuesday, June 4 this year. Public sector workers were off from Sunday, June 2 until Saturday, June 8, while private sector workers were given four days of holiday – from Monday, June 4 until Thursday, June 6.

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