Dubai RTA completes Phase 3 of the Accessible Facility Rehabilitation Project

In accordance with the Dubai Building Code, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai has finished the third stage of a project that aims to make its structures and amenities more accessible to those with determination.

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26 facilities now meet the necessary criteria, which is a significant milestone for this initiative. The main building, fifteen bus stops, two Customer Happiness Centers, five administrative buildings, four multi-story parking structures, and the Al Jadaf Marine Transport Station are a few of these.

The RTA is committed to continuously enhancing and maintaining existing facilities to ensure they comply with the Dubai Building Code and are fully equipped to cater to the needs of people with determination. The completion of the third phase signifies a significant step forward in this endeavor, although the development process remains ongoing to incorporate any updates to the building code.

These renovated buildings provide a variety of contemporary amenities, such as ramps, directional signage, automatic doors at main entrances, internal and outdoor pathways for the blind, reserved waiting places, and roomy elevators made to fit determined individuals. With the construction of tactile guiding panels in Braille and the availability of wheelchairs for those with mobility issues, special consideration has been paid to persons with visual impairments.

The preparation of these facilities took approximately six months, with key locations such as the RTA main building and various bus stations receiving attention. Facilities at prominent locations such as Hatta, Al Qusais, Deira City Center, and Jebel Ali have been rehabilitated, along with others like Karama, Mall of the Emirates, Union, Al Ghubaiba, Al Kifaf, Al Satwa, Oud Metha, International City, Al Quoz, Business Bay, and Ibn Battuta stations.

In addition to bus stations, the RTA has also ensured that multi-story parking lots are equipped with facilities for people of determination. Customer happiness centers have been a focus as well, with locations such as Umm Ramool and Deira receiving attention to accommodate customers from diverse backgrounds.

Before commencing rehabilitation work, the RTA collaborates with Dubai Municipality to conduct field visits and assess each facility's compliance with regulations. This proactive approach ensures that appropriate solutions are found to address any challenges. Notably, the Al Ghubaiba Bus Station and the Customer Happiness Center in Deira have been awarded gold certificates for meeting the standards set by Dubai Municipality, reflecting the RTA's commitment to inclusivity and accessibility.

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