Fujairah residents call for more public transport

Fujairah Transport Corporation defends the emirate's offering.
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Residents across Fujairah have complained about there being just one public bus service in the city, meaning they are forced to use taxi services or walk to their destination, reports The National.

The one internal public service is provided by Fujairah Transport Corporation (FTC) and departs every hour to Dibba, stoping off at Murbah, Khorfakkan and Diba Al Hisn.

The FTC, in association with the Roads and Transport Authority, provides buses to Dubai using Nol cards that depart every hour from Fujairah. There are no direct buses from the city to Abu Dhabi. 

Mohammed Ahmed bin Ghanim Al Kaabi, chairman of the Fujairah Transport Corporation (FTC) told the newspaper: “We provide taxi cabs and public transportation from Fujairah to Dibba and vice versa besides daily bus transportation to Dubai and minivans to Sharjah upon request.

“We have 11 internal transport buses and 15 minivans operate between Dubai and Sharjah, from six in the morning until nine in the evening.

“We do increase the number of buses and extend the time [they operate] during weekends and public holidays, as needed.

“The allocation of public transport between other emirates is considered a priority because of its importance in highlighting the role of cooperation and interdependence between them.”

Al Kaabi added that the FTC’s main goal isto establish a central bus station once a suitable site is approved.

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