Dubai: A new public bus service to serve people travelling between Sharjah and Jebel Ali will start soon, said a senior official.
The shuttle bus service will be operated every hour and it will have a fixed fare of Dh10 one way, said Obaid Al Mulla, Chief Executive Officer of the Dubai Public Transport at the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).
The service will be operated between Rolla Square in Sharjah and the main Jebel Ali Free Zone Gate via Shaikh Zayed Road.
The RTA has also launched this five night bus routes to benefit late night travellers.
The RTA is also planning to run international bus services called 'Dubai Bus' in 2008 between Dubai and Oman, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Jordan. In 2009, the services will be extended to Qatar, Kuwait, Egypt and Syria.
It is good indeed to have transport service from Sharjah to Jebel Ali since a lot of people staying in Sharjah work in Jebel Ali.
It's about time, but better late than never. One flaw is that with only one bus every hour, it will be extremely packed and most probably jump stop with people missing the bus and having to spend more on taxi to get to work.
I am very excited to see this news. I am sure hundreds of people like me, who travel from Sharjah to Jebel Ali everyday, will welcome this announcement.
Aaah!!! More buses equals more traffic congestions. Please reconsider!
This new bus service is really good for us less welloff people.
This service will be more helpful if it will start from other parts of Sharjah not only from Rolla. Like one stop should be close to the Mega Mall.
It's a very good move but the fare should be less.
Great news, but the RTA needs to increase the frequency of bus service.