Posted on October 06, 2018

Qatar Rail signed an agreement with Mowasalat to provide transport services for metro passengers through their taxi services “Karwa”. Under this agreement, special discounts will be offered to metro passengers who book a taxi to take them from and to Doha Metro stations.

The agreement was signed in the attendance of H E Jassim Saif Ahmed Al Sulaiti, Minister of Transport and Communications, Abdulla Abdulaziz Al Subaie, Qatar Rail’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Khalid Nasser al-Hail, Mowasalat Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. “This agreement comes as a part of Qatar Rail’s first and last mile strategy, through which the company aims to provide comprehensive solutions to complete the full transportation cycle for the metro users and provide them with a seamless experience in order to boost metro ridership and paving the way to achive our vision to be the favoured mode of transport in Qatar,” Al Subaie said.

In this regard, Al Hail said: :This MOU signing between the two major stakeholders Doha Metro & Mowasalat-Karwa, seals the bonding and relationship to deliver together integrated transport services for the State of Qatar. This is a first major step in accomplishing our principals and MOTC’s vision of providing integrated sustainable transport solutions to every citizen, visitors & guests. With this, we are confident of giving an “Enhanced Public Transport Customer Experience”, complimenting each other’s services, besides increase in ridership. This will also enable in easing the flow of traffic distributed across the state of Qatar with varied options to commute.:

Khaled Kafoud, Mowaslat’s Government Relations Manager mentioned that “this will encourage the residents & visitors to use public transport even under severe weather conditions since the Karwa taxi can bring the customer to the Doha Metro station, which is their other mode of travel. This ensures connectivity and reduced waiting time besides making the overall journey smooth and pleasant. This is likely to change the culture of dependency on private car usage and contribute to reducing traffic congestion. Regarding the latest project updates, Qatar Rail recently announced that the progress of Doha Metro Phase 1 Program now stands at approximately 90%. Furthermore, civil works have been completed at all stations. It is also worth noting that MEP and Architectural works are progressing at all 37 stations.

source: The Peninsula

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