In alignment with the fast-paced and multi-faceted developmental drive going on in the Emirate of Dubai, the Dubai Roads and Transportation Authority, RTA, has launched a Bridge Management and Maintenance System Programme that ensures urban sustainability and optimum operational conditions in line with the best practices of the industry worldwide.
Commenting on the announcement, CEO of RTA Traffic & Roads Agency, Maitha bin Adai, said, "The programme reflects the authority's keenness to apply the latest state-of-the-art technologies to ensure well-integrated assessment of various road conditions and identifying the required maintenance works.
"Safety of the emirate's roads and bridges is a priority, being a main asset of the country's infrastructure that plays a major role in ensuring an investment friendly environment, she added.
"The programme will contribute to enhancing the operational performance of different road facilities in the emirate by providing an integrated data base that could be used in ensuring optimum maintenance systems, she elaborated.
"The programme has been benchmarked with the latest and best practices applied in developed world countries, including Canada and South Africa," she said, noting that the sophisticated programme has been linked with the emirate’s geographic information system to enable accessibility to smart apps on portable devices in order to expedite execution of maintenance works.