Mercy mission brings food and medicine
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.