Major upgrades to Abu Dhabi's bus shelter system rolled out

Commuters will welcome hundreds of nifty new shelters 

Major upgrades to Abu Dhabi's bus shelter system rolled out

Abu Dhabi's transport officials have unveiled plans for a string of nifty new bus shelters which we're sure will prove very popular.

Plans for a wave of new air-conditioned bus shelters across the capital have been announced this week as part of an ambitious plan to upgrade public transport amenities.

What’s more, they’re made out of old shipping containers, which only adds to the cool factor.

Around 30 of the new shelters are already in operation, with plans to install 100 across the city by the end of 2018.

Transport officials plan to have 600 installed across the emirate by 2020.

And each of them will have a range of useful features, including outdoor shading and seats, bus timetables and top-up machines for hafilat cards.

Ahmed Al Mazrouei, advisor to the chairman of the department, said: “The idea is to improve the quality of the public transport service.

“If we take no action then the traffic will get worse.

“The Government believes public transport is the solution so shelters are very important.

“The project reflects the aspirations of the leadership to establish a modern transport infrastructure and a sustainable living environment in the emirate of Abu Dhabi.

“Public transport reduces traffic for all people.”

The city’s 130 existing shelters are also being cleaned up as part of the Dhs35 million plan, with more efficient air-conditioning systems installed.

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