Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) launched an initiative that is going to ease travel expenses of recession-hit expatriates.
According to Khaleej Times, The Public Transport Agency (PTA) of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) inaugurated the much-awaited Deluxe Coach bus service between Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
Essa Al Dossari, the CEO of the PTA, said 10 Coach buses would ply on the route in the first phase. Eventually, there would be 55 buses on the route. The one-side fare is Dh20. Initially, these buses will transport passengers to the capital and Al Ain and the service would be extended to more areas in the coming phases.
The 10 buses were bought at a cost of Dh128 million.
The coaches have top-class luxury standards and are fitted with seats emulating aircraft’s Business Class seats, with ample space between seats along with audio-visual multi-channel entertainment packages. Additionally, the coaches are fitted with wireless internet service (WiFi) as well as a food compartment and toilets, the top official said.
“These new buses are of Volvo B12B brand and are fitted with the latest version of Euro IV engines that meet high environmental standards, a unique transmission system (I-Shift), and sophisticated braking and stability systems (ESP).