The Roads and Transport Authority – Majdi Abu Zaid: The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has recently announced the formal operation of a solar-powered abra, considered the first of its kind in the Middle East. The introduction of this sophisticated abra, which is being deployed at Al Mamzar, follows several trial runs to verify the possibility of changing speed. The scheme is part of Dubai Government’s initiative billed: Green Economy for a Sustainable Environment.
Abdullah Yousef Al Ali, CEO of RTA Public Transport Agency, said, “This abra is the first public marine transit mode powered by solar energy in the Middle East. The project was intended to convert an abra powered by electricity into an abra powered by solar energy through fitting the roof of the abra with solar panels along with other operational accessories.
“The launch of this abra is part of RTA strategy towards fully adopting the Green Economy concept and using clean energy in various public transit means. The RTA is focused on turning these concepts into reality through creative initiatives for curbing carbon footprint, and using alternative energy in mass transit means,” added the CEO of RTA Public Transport Agency.
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