RTA gives away laptops to students who use public transport regularly
Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has embarked on an initiative to give away laptops to the most frequent commuting students that use the metro and tram services to reach their schools and universities.
With students getting back to schools at the start of the new academic year 2021-2022, the move reflects the RTA’s commitment to encourage all community segments, especially students, to use public transit means.
The initiative is kindly supported by Noon, HP, Keolis-MHI.
Rowdah Al Mehrizi, Director of Marketing and Corporate Communication, Corporate Administrative Support Services Sector, RTA says that this initiative is part of RTA’s standing commitment to encourage various segments of the community, such as the youth and students, to use mass transit means like the metro, tram, buses and marine transit means in their daily commute across Dubai.
Al Mehrizi praised the cooperation of Noon in hosting this initiative by presenting laptops to students of universities and schools among the most frequent users of the metro and tram services.
The initiative was also co-sponsored by HP and Keolis-MHI. Laptops were distributed to the deserving students at the most frequented metro stations used by this category of riders at the start of the current school year 2021-2022.
The Director of Marketing and Corporate Communication commended the efforts of these companies as it symbolised the cooperation between the public sector represented by RTA and the private sector.
It is noteworthy that RTA offers a 50% discount on blue nol cards to students and residents. It offers this card free of charge to senior Emiratis, residents and people of determination to encourage them to use public transport means in Dubai.