Three helipads to be constructed along Dubai Metro
by Neha Bhatia
Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced that helipads will be constructed at three locations along the way of the Dubai Metro.
The helipads will be constructed at Rashidiya, Qusais, and Jebel Ali.
The helipads will be used during emergency situations and medical evacuation operations, with the aim of trimming the response time to emergencies and crises.
The announcement followed a meeting held by HE Mattar Al Tayer, director general and chairman of the board of executive directors of the RTA , with Major General Khamis Mattar Al Muzainah, commander-in-chief of Dubai Police.
The meeting also discussed potential improvements that can be jointly implemented to ensure the protection and safety of Dubai Tram, the Tram's operational results during the past ten months, especially with regards to the traffic and pedestrian movement along the tramway, and the vehicular traffic overlapping with the tramway at signalised junctions.
Al Tayer commended Dubai policement for their efforts while working on Dubai Tram, and their invariable presence at site during different circumstances, and testing climatic conditions.
The meeting also reviewed the periodic traffic studies commissioned by the RTA with the aim of improving the traffic efficiency at junctions at the Jumeirah Beach Residences.
International consultants have been engaged to measure the impact of improvements and modifications made at Jumeira Beach Residences by the RTA, especially at junctions following the closure of left-turns in order to enhance the traffic safety at those intersections.