Dubai: The Roads and Transport (RTA) in Dubai has recognised 101 drivers for their honesty in handling valuable lost and found items while on duty from January 2022 to March 2023.
The recognition is a tribute to the drivers’ prompt action in reporting the found items to the concerned bodies, enabling returning such items to their owners in record time.
Items found by the drivers included:
• A black bag containing diamonds valued at Dh1 million
• Dh3.6 million in cash
• A bag containing gold worth Dh200,000
• An expensive handbag and a watch valued at $50,000
• Dh183,000 in cash
• A bag with Dh200,000
• Watch worth $60,000, in addition to Dh221,000 in cash
Ahmed Bahrozyan, CEO of Public Transport Agency, RTA, said: “Reports of lost and found items by drivers are a source of joy for everyone. They set excellent examples of honesty, integrity, good manners, and responsibility. Furthermore, such conduct not only reveals the true character of the individuals involved but also contributes to a positive image of Dubai’s transportation systems.”
He added: “RTA focuses on honouring upright drivers regularly to motivate and reward their honesty, high ethics and commendable handling of other people’s money. As such, they depicted a great image of themselves and their occupation, which reflects positively on their performance. It elevates the standard of the taxi service in the emirate, and underscores Dubai’s commitment to guests and residents in line with its reputation as the world’s happiest city.
“The response of public transport users in Dubai expressed immense joy for recovering their lost items promptly, showering drivers with gratitude, appreciation, and praise for their commendable conduct. This display of good morals not only highlights the drivers’ integrity but also casts a positive light on their workplace.”