Dubai: Emirates Transport Media Dept.
Emirates Transport Taxi, a subsidiary of Emirates Transport (ET), has announced that it had completed 1,551,671 trips in the first half of 2020.
The Abu Dhabi-based company was launched back in October 2017 with a fleet of just 200 cars, which has since increased to 803 vehicles of various sizes and more than 1,000 drivers.
Ali Yousef, manager of Emirates Transport Taxi, said that continuing to provide taxi services during this period, amid the closure of many public transport services, reflects the company’s keenness to continue providing its services to customers by following the highest safety standards and applying precautionary measures that ensure the provision of a safe transport service for all passengers.
He said: “Some of the measures introduced includes daily temperature measurements for all drivers before they start their duties, as well as introducing quality control measures for hygiene and disinfection procedures through a daily quality check. Drivers were also trained and instructed to follow precautionary measures to reduce any risks of Covid-19 infections such as wearing protective masks and gloves, avoiding any direct contact with passengers and disinfecting taxis after each trip”.
In terms of the service itself, the manager of Emirates Transport Taxi stated: “The taxis have all been equipped with cutting-edge safety and security features and offer free Wi-Fi services to passengers, presenting an exceptionally convenient travelling experience.
“For quality control purposes, the company’s taxis are also equipped with a tracking system, speed limiter and updated GPS facilities,” he added.
In October 2017, Emirates Transport launched the first phase of the Emirates Transport Taxi operations in Abu Dhabi, to become the latest company to join the group of operators offering taxi services in the emirate. The company has since established itself as a major operator in the emirate and has seen steady increase in business.