New pub­lic bus routes to be­gin

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A Dubai teenager was the toast of a ma­jor in­ter­na­tional con­fer­ence in New York, where she was a key­note speaker. Kehkashan Basu, 15, a stu­dent of the Deira In­ter­na­tional School, and founder of youth sus­tain­abil­ity group Green Hope, de­liv­ered a key­note speech on the role of young peo­ple in the sus­tain­abil­ity process at the Cal­houn School au­di­to­rium in New York. She was in­vited as a key­note speaker to the Sus­tain­abil­ity Through Stu­dent Voices con­fer­ence or­gan­ised by the New York State As­so­ci­a­tion of In­de­pen­dent Schools. “As a young per­son who has been in­volved in this process since Rio+20, I firmly be­lieve that re­al­i­sa­tion of the Sus­tain­able Devel­op­ment Goals will re­quire a time bound, trans­for­ma­tive and uni­ver­sal ap­proach,” said Basu. “It is im­per­a­tive to es­tab­lish trans­par­ent ac­count­abil­ity mech­a­nisms not only at global lev­els , but more im­por­tantly at lo­cal lev­els, for mon­i­tor­ing and re­view.” Dubai’s Roads and Trans­port Au­thor­ity (RTA) is launch­ing five new bus routes as of this Fri­day (April 15) and in­tro­duc­ing im­prove­ments to 13 oth­ers. The first is Route (F02), which starts at Al Fahidi Metro Sta­tion, head­ing to Al Karama via Al Mankhool and Bur­ju­man. Oth­ers in­clude (F16) from Noor Bank Metro Sta­tion to­wards the new Al Quoz Res­i­den­tial Area, (F17) from Noor Bank Metro Sta­tion to Al Khail Gate res­i­den­tial area and (F42) from Ibn Bat­tuta Metro Sta­tion to Dis­cov­ery Gar­dens. A new ser­vice that starts from the Sta­dium Metro will also run to the new Al Ta’awon Sta­tion in Shar­jah.

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