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01 December 2023

Dh600 Dubai fine for cars violating bus lanes

New ‘Masar’ rule effective since January 1. (Supplied)

By Staff

Dubai has started enforcing ‘bus route only’ in the bustling Nayef Street to encourage the public to use buses in their transport and cars using those routes will be fined Dh600 after three months.

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (TRA) said it began enforcing the new ‘Masar’ rule on January 1 and advised vehicles other than buses not to use those routes as they would be controlled by new cameras installed in that area.

“We have launched the project on a three-month trial basis during which cars violating those routes will not be fined…after three months, offenders will be fined Dh600,” Adel Shukri, transport systems director at RTA, told ‘Emarat Al Youm’ daily.

He said offenders during the trial period would be notified by a text on their mobile phones but would not be fined.

H added that the project would help regulate bus timings and encourage the public to use buses instead of taxis or their own cars in order to reduce traffic jam.

He noted that the first phase of the project was enforced on Nayef Street and that RTA had already installed seven cameras to monitor violating vehicles.