Dubai: The Road and Transport Authority (RTA) of Dubai has installed with surveillance cameras in the entire fleet of Taxis running in the city with an aim to monitor the conduct of their drivers.
Camera feed would be examined if violations were detected or reported during taxi rides, which in turn would reduce complaints and remarks by service beneficiaries, reported Gulf News.
“Security cameras have been installed in 10,684 taxis comprising the entire taxi fleet in Dubai. The move aims to ensure the compliance of taxi drivers with the ethical and professional principles of their business. It also prompts them to stick to exemplary attitudes when dealing with taxi riders,” said Khaled Al Awadi, Director of Transportation Systems at RTS’s Public Transport Agency.
“The installation of the system started in August 2017 and continued over phases until the entire fleet of Dubai Taxi had been covered. RTS is keen on introducing state-of-the-art facilities for the comfort, security and satisfaction of clients, which ranks high on RTA’s priorities,” he added.
The step also contributes to RTA’s strategic goal of ‘People Happiness’ and the Smart City initiative of the Dubai government.