The RTA has announced a two-month discount of 50 per cent on the fees of issuing a NoL card, or the electronic ticketing card, which enables users to pay for various transport modes in Dubai.
The move is intended to attract more users of public transport, such as the metro, public buses, tram and marine transit modes.
The discount offer, which started on July 26 and runs until September 24, will cover all types of NoL cards, according to Khalid al Awadi, director of automated fare collection, RTA.
“The discount would cover all types of Personalised NoL Blue Cards, which is now issued at a rate of AED35 (instead of AED70), and the Personalised NoL Gold Card, which is now issued at a cost of AED45 (instead of AED80). It would also include Standard NoL Card with Special Designs, which is issued for AED65 (instead of AED100), and NoL Gold Card with Special Designs at a cost of AED65 (instead of AED110),” he said.
Personalised cards have also proven popular, he said, with a significant increase in sales during the past year.
“Sales of Personalised NoL cards during the first half of this year have increased to as much as 160 per cent compared to the same period last year, whereas the sales of NoL cards seasonal permits have rocketed to 94 per cent when compared to their figures reported during the same period last year,” said Awadi.
“These sale figures indicate that the objectives set by the RTA -- facilitating the use public transport means and encouraging the public to use them – are being realised.”