Mercy mis­sion brings food and medicine

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Both the Red and Green Lines of the Dubai Metro have seen a rise in trips dur­ing the first three months of this year, com­pared with the same pe­riod in 2015. Statis­tics re­veal that dur­ing the first quar­ter of this year, the Dubai Metro had served 49,913,698 trips, and the Dubai Tram had re­ported 1,338,601 trips. Some 31,835,078 jour­neys were taken on the Red Line dur­ing the first quar­ter of this year, with 18,078,620 on the Green Line. Ab­dul Mohsen Ibrahim Younes, CEO of Rail Agency of the Roads & Trans­port Au­thor­ity (RTA), said: “The metro and tram are shap­ing into prime mo­bil­ity means within the emi­rate, thanks to their smooth, en­joy­able and safe tran­sit ex­pe­ri­ence of­fered to var­i­ous com­mer­cial and res­i­den­tial com­mu­ni­ties across Dubai.” Al Rigga Sta­tion was the busiest sta­tion on the Red Line dur­ing that pe­riod, record­ing 2,065,201 pas­sen­gers. On the Green Line, Al Fahidi Sta­tion was the busiest with 2,050,237 pas­sen­gers, fol­lowed by Baniyas Sta­tion, which recorded a to­tal of 1,649,229 pas­sen­gers. The Khal­ifa Foun­da­tion has sent 50 tonnes of food and medicine, on a re­lief plane, to the Ye­meni is­land of So­co­tra. The aid is in im­ple­men­ta­tion of the di­rec­tives of UAE Pres­i­dent HH Sheikh Khal­ifa bin Zayed and HH Sheikh Mo­hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Com­man­der of the UAE Armed Forces. An of­fi­cial from the or­gan­i­sa­tion said that “the aid is part of the Khal­ifa Foun­da­tion’s com­mit­ment to im­ple­ment­ing the di­rec­tives of the UAE lead­er­ship who are keen to help the brotherly peo­ple of Ye­men.” Of­fi­cials in So­co­tra ex­pressed their thanks and ap­pre­ci­a­tion to the UAE for the aid.

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