How Dubai’s roads and transport projects helped save Dh210 billion

Roadway crash deaths went down from 22 to 1.8 per 100,000 populace in Dubai in between 2006 and also 2020

Huge financial investments made by the Dubai Federal government in roadways and also transportation framework conserved regarding Dh210 billion ($ 57 billion) in regards to time and also gas that would certainly or else have actually been thrown away in traffic jam in between 2006 and also 2020.

Throughout this duration, the federal government spent Dh140 billion ($ 40 billion) in these tasks.

This came as Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, director-general and also chairman of the Board of Exec Supervisors of the Roadways and also Move Authority (RTA), provided his keynote speech to the 18th IRF (Global Roadway Federation) Globe Satisfying and also Event.

Roadway crash deaths went down from 22 to 1.8 per 100,000 populace in Dubai in between 2006 and also 2020. Furthermore, pedestrian deaths per 100,000 populace lowered from 9.5 to 0.5 in between 2007 and also 2020, Al Tayer included.

He likewise highlighted exactly how the federal government knew huge tasks within brief amount of times. The Dubai City job was provided in simply 4 years, while the Dubai Water Canal was finished in much less than 3, he stated.

” We have greater than increased our roadway network from 8,715 in 2006 to 18,255 lane-km in 2020 and also enhanced the variety of lorry bridges and also passages five-fold from 129 in 2006 to 844 in 2020.

” In a similar way, we have actually enhanced the variety of pedestrian bridges and also passages by 4 times– from 26 to 125 around the very same time. We prolonged our biking track network from 9km in 2006 to 463km in 2020, and also is anticipated to get to 668 kilometres by 2025.”

He worried that RTA tasks have “sealed the competition of the UAE, which had actually as a result been rated number 1 in roadway high quality worldwide for 5 years straight”.

Environment nonpartisanship

The UAE is the very first nation in the area dedicated to the environment nonpartisanship technique 2050. Twenty-two percent of worldwide carbon exhausts straight arise from the transportation field.

” Sustainability is an essential component of the RTA’s approaches and also campaigns released to preserve the setting and also decrease the carbon impact of the transportation field. The RTA established a roadmap in the direction of zero-emissions public transportation by 2050 and also its campaigns added to decreasing co2 exhausts by 400k heaps by 2020,” included Al Tayer.

He likewise highlighted the Dubai Urban Strategy 2040 that intends to make the Emirate the very best city worldwide.

” According to the strategy, 55 percent of the anticipated populace will certainly live within 800 metres of City terminals. It takes on a ’20-minute city’ principle to enable homeowners to accessibility 80 percent of day-to-day solutions within 20 mins by strolling and also biking. Around 60 percent of the Emirate’s overall location will certainly be nature books and also backwoods,” Al Tayer included.


The RTA’s Intelligent Web traffic Solutions Centre at Al Barsha connects all signalised website traffic joints. It increased the percent of roadway network protection with wise website traffic systems from 11 to 60 percent. This is anticipated to raise to 100 percent by 2023. It likewise lowered casualties by 42 percent, and also the hold-up time at junctions by 25 percent.

” The RTA takes care of 190,000 paid car park ports making use of an incorporated centre for car park monitoring. It released lorries geared up with electronic video cameras sustained by expert system and also machine-learning modern technologies efficient in scanning greater than 10,000 garage per hr, with 99 percent precision, and also providing tickets for offenses instantly,” clarified Al Tayer.

Taxi waiting time lowered

Speaking about its collaboration with the economic sector, Al Tayer described Hala, a joint endeavor with Careem. The first-of-its-kind e-hailing system in between a federal government transportation authority and also the economic sector has actually added to decreasing consumer waiting time for taxis from 11.4 mins to 3.7.

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