Expo 2020 Dubai: How RTA will prevent traffic jams around the site
Two state-of-the-art centres, powered by artificial intelligence, were built for the mega event.
With millions expected to visit the world’s greatest show, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is making sure traffic from all directions will go smoothly and public transport easily accessible to all.
“We have charted out a plan for managing the traffic movement on the surrounding roads and junctions during weekdays and weekends, as well as days witnessing mega events throughout the period of the Expo,” Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, director-general and chairman of the board of executive directors of the RTA, said on Saturday.
Alternative plans have also been mapped out for all possible scenarios that may cause traffic snarls.
Instant traffic diversions have been prepared in the event of road closures around the area. Communication and response plans for emergencies have also been drawn up.
To implement its mobility and traffic management plans, the RTA has constructed the Enterprise Command and Control Centre and the Intelligent Traffic Centre in Al Barsha — both of which are the latest of their kind in the world, Al Tayer said.
Enterprise Command and Control Centre
Powered by smart technologies, the Enterprise Command and Control Centre (EC3) is one of the biggest and most advanced control centres.