Dubai Municipality distributed 1,500 NOI cards to staff to encourage them to use public transport, said Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director-General, Dubai Municipality.
Municipality will credit the cards every month and employees will be given half-an-hour grace to begin work, 'Al Khaleej' quoted him as saying.
He said on February 17 - No cars day - about 2,300 vehicles will not be used in Dubai (Bur Dubai and Deira areas), of which 1,500 cars would be from Dubai Municipality, 300 cars from the Land Department and 500 cars of etisalat.
Dubai Municipality is serious about its social responsibility, he said and added the authority will support all initiatives to protect environment. It has already adopted 'Dawan Bedoon Sayrat' - work without vehicles.
Last year's no-cars day saw a reduction of about three tons of greenhouse gas.