RTA’s Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) has launched a self-sanitizing booth for taxi drivers in their residence at Muhaisnah. The step is part of DTC’s efforts to step up measures of protecting drivers against COVID-19 by the end of their daily jobs, which will also enhance the safety of taxi drivers and riders.
Nasir Al-Haj, DTC Director of Assets, said: “The launch of this self-sanitizing booth is in line with the government drive to protect the safety of the community as well as exposed individuals performing field duties. Since taxi drivers are in frequent contact with riders, we considered taking an extra measure to protect them against the virus. The process involves disinfecting the uniforms and shoes of drivers by the end of their daily shifts. The self-sanitising booth installed at the entry of drivers accommodation at Muhaisna, provides a 360-degree spray of sanitising materials around the body.
“DTC has also introduced other preventive measures such as a touchless system for registering the entry/exit of drivers through face-recognition cameras and subjecting drivers to frequent measuring of body temperature. Drivers are obliged to wear gloves and masks throughout their service hours and disinfect their vehicles after each use. Plastic barriers are installed in taxis to isolate drivers from riders onboard.”
Al-Haj added: “These measures contribute to a safer working environment for taxi drivers and also boost the confidence of riders in the quality of DTC services and make them feel comfortable while using our service. It remains to be said that the introduction of this self-sterilising pass serves DTC’s strategic goals of Excellent Operation and People Happiness.”
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