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RTA rolls out free WiFi on intercity buses

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Nov. 15, 16 | 10:06 am

Passengers in the UAE will now get free WiFi access on intercity buses of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).

The RTA’s Public Transport Agency has launched the service on 106 buses to Sharjah and Abu Dhabi, reported Gulf News.

“The service enables intercity bus riders to surf the internet through their portable devices, tablets or smartphones and process several tasks in transit, a time-saving exercise,” Abdullah Yousuf Al Ali, CEO of the agency, reportedly said.

He added: “The WiFi service on board intercity buses will be subject to a continuous assessment with a view to expanding and improving the scope of the service in collaboration with Etisalat in order to ensure the smooth and continued functionality of the service. Etisalat is offering quality services not only across the nation but also at the regional and international levels as well.”

Meanwhile, Maher Al Zarouni, CEO of eZeLink, said, “Today’s announcement is a significant step in this direction, enabling passengers to remain connected and access online information, services they require in transit. We are pleased to be part of this creative project and team up with Etisalat to provide internet connectivity to RTA clients.”

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UAE announces May 24 as first day of Eid Al Fitr

UAE announces May 24 as first day of Eid Al Fitr

(WAM) -- Sunday, the 24th of May, will be the first day of Shawwal 1441 H, marking the beginning of Eid al-Fitr, announced the Moon-sighting Committee in a statement issued after its meeting tonight at the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department. Sultan bin Saeed Al Badi Al...

Observatory experts say Shawwal crescent moon might not show today

Observatory experts say Shawwal crescent moon might not show today

Saudi Arabia astronomers have confirmed that the Shawwal crescent moon will not show on May 22 (Ramadan 29), Saudi Gazette reported. Experts at the observatory of Majmaah University in Saudi said that the moon will set before the sun today and will not be...

Pakistan plane crashes with 107 on board

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An aircraft from Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) carrying 99 passengers and eight crew members crashed at a residential area in Karachi on Friday, May 22. Pakistan immediately mobilized paramilitary troops and civil administration authorities to aid and rescue...

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