Posted by Neil King
The number of registered vehicles in Dubai has soared over the past four years, new data has revealed.
According to Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), the total number of vehicles registered in the emirate jumped from 740,187 in 2006 to 1,021,880 last year.
In addition, it was found that the number of new driving license transactions increased from 155,439 cases to 164,729 cases over the same period while the number of driving license renewal transactions also increased from 22,798 cases in 2006 to 69,978 cases in 2009.
Mohammed Al Munji, executive director of the RTA, claimed that the body's initiatives had helped to increase customer satisfaction with the Licensing Agency to 80 per cent by the end of last year.
"RTA initiatives have also contributed to cutting complaints by more than 70 per cent and achieving a 100 per cent rate in responding to and signing off customer complaints in time, minimising customers waiting time from one hour to less than 17 minutes," he said.
Meanwhile, it was reported last week that volumes on the Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange (DGCX) recorded a 37 per cent year-on-year increase in July, with 156,242 contracts traded.