More Trips and Less Transit Time in Eid Al-Fitr
His Excellency Eng. Yousef Saleh Al Suwaiji: 95 Buses are available to transport the passengers
across the cities and zero violation of the precautionary measures recorded since the beginning
of this year.
The Sharjah Roads & Transport Authority (SRTA), represented by the Inter-city Department,
confirmed its readiness to transport the passengers across all the cities and regions of the UAE
during Eid Al-Fitr, through its diverse fleet of buses.
The competent authorities have developed plans to increase the number of trips, limit the
transit time, adopt measures to face the emergencies or the sudden breakdowns of buses.
Furthermore, the plan included increasing the number of security guards in order to regulate the
passenger flow within all the bus stations of the SRTA.
SRTA stated that all buses are comprehensively sterilized on a daily basis and after each trip
with a view to ensure the safety of passengers from the risks of infection with the Coronavirus,
stressing that no violations of non-compliance with instructions and precautionary measures have
been recorded among passengers since the beginning of this year.
SRTA also called on all passengers to fully adhere to the precautionary measures and
requirements in the stations and during trips, by wearing masks and not taking them off in order
to preserve the health and safety of everyone, stressing that violators of these instructions
will be referred to the competent authorities to take the necessary measures against them.
It confirmed that all tickets can be obtained inside the buses and it is available and
affordable to all, stressing that no extra-fees to be imposed during the Eid.
SRTA owns a modern transport fleet that conforms to the best international requirements and
standards, in order to ensure the provision of the best transportation services for passengers
throughout the UAE, stressing that all buses and vehicles of the SRTA are equipped with all
necessary luxuries and comfort amenities and that SRTA is keen on conducting a comprehensive and
partial maintenance operations to all buses with a view to ensure its readiness to transport
passengers, His Excellency Eng. Yousef Saleh Al-Suwaiji, Chairman of the SRTA, said
The Intercity Transport Department has completed all arrangements for the transportation of
passengers during the blessed Eid Al Fitr, by setting strict precautionary and preventive plans
in view of the current circumstances of the Corona pandemic, in addition to adopting technical
plans to facilitate the movement of transportation, starting from the arrival of the passenger
to the station, all the way to his destination, comfortably and without any obstacles, the
Chairman of the SRTA added.
His Excellency Eng. Al-Suwaiji indicated that he instructed the competent authorities at SRTA of
the necessity of immediate and instant dealing with all emergencies and sudden breakdowns of
buses "if any" and to overcome any difficulties they may encounter during passenger transport
On his part, Abdulaziz Al-Jarwan, Director of the Authority for Transportation Affairs,
confirmed that all buses are fully equipped to ensure the transportation of passengers during
the blessed Eid Al Fitr easily and conveniently. A total of 95 buses distributed over 13 lines,
consisting of "9" lines of the SRTA and "4" lines of the Dubai RTA, will be operated to
transport passengers between all cities and regions of the UAE throughout the days of Eid, He
Al-Jarwan stated that the SRTA has adopted some preventive and other technical plans with regard
to the transportation of passengers from the stations to their various destinations, including
increasing the number of trips and reducing the transit time, in addition to the application of
social distancing inside buses by setting the occupancy rate of the internal bus capacity to 50
Regarding the emergency plan followed during the Eid, Khaled Al Khayal, Manager of the Intercity
Transport Department, has explained that we have fully coordinated with the various relevant
departments to confront and fix any sudden breakdowns of buses during that period in a manner
ensuring that all passengers arrive their destinations during the specified times, and avoiding
any delay in this regard.
The competent authorities in SRTA have not detected any violations regarding non-compliance with
instructions and preventive guidelines on the part of passengers since the beginning of this
year, whether in the stations or inside the buses; Khaled Al Khayal affirmed. Pointing out that
there are clear and explicit instructions in this regard regarding not allowing the entry of
passengers other than those who are complied with precautionary measures inside the stations and
buses in general, in order to preserve the health and safety of all passengers from the risks of
infection with Coronavirus.
Al Khayal also indicated that all buses undergo, daily and after each trip, a complete
sterilization processes, including seats, corridors, entrances, exits, handles and others with a
view to ensure their safety and the absence of any internal contaminants.
The tickets prices of the buses are affordable for everyone, as it starts from a minimum of 6
dirhams to a maximum of 33 dirhams, according to the passenger destination, he said.