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Dubai: His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Ali Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai has ordered to payment of Dh26.36 million to Emiratis whose taxicab number plates are used by Dubai Taxi Corporation and the taxi franchise companies in Dubai.

According to a press release sent by the RTA, the Public Transport Agency at the RTA will start distribution of money to the beneficiaries. The Dubai Taxi Corporation and other franchise taxi companies have around 6,591 number plates owned by Emiratis and they have to pay them share from their revenue for using these number plates.

The government allots commercial number plates to Emiratis with low or fixed income and then companies which use these numbers have to pay them their share as decided by the government.

Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the RTA thanked Shaikh Mohammad for rewarding taxi plate number holders, who are mostly those with fixed income and largely depend on the income generated by their number plates.