Coronavirus: Abu Dhabi adds 140 new buses in boost for commuters

Timetables return to pre-coronavirus scheduling with strict safety measures in place

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Abu Dhabi has added 140 new public buses across the emirate, which will be deployed from Wednesday.

The Integrated Transport Centre said bus timetables would also return to normal after some services were suspended to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Transport chiefs said 112 buses would operate in Abu Dhabi city and another 28 in Al Ain, with passengers required to fully adhere to social distancing and wear face masks at all times.

“The ITC will continue to undertake the necessary precautionary measures to avoid the spread of Covid-19,” a representative said.

“ITC transport inspectors will be deployed to oversee the public’s compliance with safety measures.”

He said regular and extensive disinfection would be carried out on each of the buses to ensure the public's safety.

Community bus services will also be resumed in Mussaffah and Mohamed bin Zayed City including those to Abu Dhabi International Airport, which are: M01, M02, M03, M04, M05, A1, A2, A10, A20, A40, B43 and B45.

All community bus services in Mussaffah, M01 to M05, will remain as paid services under the integrated fare system, with 328 trips each day.

Bus service will also resume in Al Ruwais, the ITC said.