Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced it has installed 100 solar-powered nol top-up machines across Dubai.
This major move comes as a part of RTA’s plans to promote the use of renewable energy in all services and projects to bolster the government’s strategy towards achieving green and sustainable economy, according to a press release.
Khalid Al Awadi, director of Transportation Systems at RTA’s Public Transport Agency, said: “The installation of 100 solar-powered nol card recharging machines across Dubai is part of RTA’s strategy to provide alternative renewable energy sources. It will help in realizing RTA’s objective of reducing power consumption in accordance with Dubai Supreme Council of Energy strategy.”
Al Awadi added that the installation of the new machines was completed at bus stations and frequently busy spots such as Al Qusais, International City, Mall of the Emirates, Sahara Centre, noting that this step brings the number of solar-powered nol card recharging machines to 178 from 78.
“The installation of these systems will shorten the time taken in nol card top-ups. Moreover, clients can use their credit cards to top-up nol cards online through RTA’s website and activate the credit through the existing machines,” he indicated.
Al Awadi also said that almost 1.025 million clients have used nol card recharging machines during the first half of 2019, highlighting the importance of nol card as one of the digital tools for achieving RTA’s transformation strategy.