'Car-free day' for municipality staff
Employees of Dubai Municipality will leave their cars at home and travel to work on public transport on February 17 as part of an initiative announced yesterday by Director-General Hussain Lootah.
More than 1,500 members of the staff from the municipality's headquarters and nearby offices are expected to take part in car free day.
The initiative was launched to encourage the community to care for the city by reducing the number of vehicles on the roads and to raise awareness of alternative means of transport.
Lootah said municipality's car parks will be closed on the day and all employees had been asked to use the mass transport system to reach work. He would park his car at Rashidiya station and catch a Metro train to the office.
"This is a move to support the preservation of the environment by not using personal vehicles," he said. "It will highlight our employees' role in protecting the environment and encourage those working for other departments in Dubai to practice sustainable behaviour."
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