Called as “Hala Taxi”, the first of its kind in the country will be available on the streets of Dubai by November 1 with a basic fare starting at Dh6 during the day.
In celebration of Roads and Transport’s Authority’s Public Transport Day, 155 Wi-fi equipped Hala Taxis will be dispatched for public commuters. These vehicles are dedicated to meet and service the increasing number of booking requests from customers at the Booking and Dispatch Centre of RTA Public Transport Agency.
A total of 200,000 taxi trips daily are made on Dubai roads, five percent of which or 12,000 of these come from booking requests. Hala Taxi is a collaboration of RTA and Cars Taxi and targets to service at least 30 percent of the 12,000 current booking requests from taxi customers throughout Dubai and the rest by the other taxi fleets.
According to RTA’s Public Transport Agency’s Chief Executive Officer, the service is likewise intended to boost the drive of the Dubai Government in this regard, deliver an efficient mechanism to handle public complaints posted to the dispatch centre, fast track the dispatch of cabs to customers, give improved coverage to high-demand areas by means of the centre, enhance the cab drivers’ response to the bookings of the centre, and increase the revenues of the dispatch centre,”.
Distinguished by black-and-grey color-fitted for general public and black-pink color for ladies with all features of convenience, Hala Taxis will be driven and can be booked through the existing contact channels of the dispatch centre, including the 04-2080808. Reservation of these taxi cabs must be done two hours in advance.