Dubai: Emirates Transport Media Dept.
Emirates Transport Taxi, a subsidiary of Emirates Transport (ET), affirmed its commitment to implementing preventive measures to ensure the health and safety of its passengers and drivers, in accordance with the directives issued by the authorities to combat the spread of Covid-19.
Ali Youssef, manager of Emirates Transport Taxi, said: “Our Company is keen to provide its services with high efficiency and safety standards, in light of the current exceptional circumstances and in accordance with the instructions of the relevant authorities, such as the Integrated Transport Centre and the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA).”
Youssef stated that Emirates Transport Taxi conducted more than one and a half million trips in the emirate of Abu Dhabi during the first half of 2020, which reflects the confidence that taxi users place in the precautionary measures applied on board its taxi fleet, which currently stands at over 800 vehicles.
The manager of Emirates Transport Taxi also explained that a number of procedures are followed throughout, including before and after a taxi trip. These steps include daily temperature checks for drivers, periodic medical checks for all drivers, wearing of masks and gloves and limiting the number of passengers to a maximum of two during a single trip.
Other measure also include disinfection of the taxi vehicle after the end of each trip, particularly any surfaces that may have been touched by the previous passenger, in addition to introducing smart and electronic payment methods to limit cash payments.