The Roads and Transport Authority, RTA, has launched solar-powered SOS emergency telephones at the cycle track at Seih Al Salam in Dubai, according to Emirates News Agency.
The initiative, which enables cycling track users to report emergency cases to Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services or the General Headquarters of Dubai Police, reflects RTA’s keenness to protect track users by providing necessary rescue services.
Commenting on the announcement, Nabeel Yousef Al Ali, Director of Administrative Services at RTA’s Corporate Administrative Support Services Sector, said , “RTA’s specialised team has installed 30 solar-powered SOS telephones along the cycling track at Seih Al Salam in cooperation with the General Headquarters of Dubai Police and Emirates Telecommunications Corporation, Etisalat.”
“This service aims to enhance safety and security in the Emirate, and offer assistance to cyclists, especially during emergency cases. The service is also intended to enhance RTA’s strategic goal of ‘Asset Sustainability’ by using renewable energy sources such as solar-powered telephones and operate them in a sustainable manner with minimal power consumption. These devices operate efficiently in different weather conditions at temperatures ranging from 0 to 70 degrees Celsius,” added Al Ali.