Public transportation continues to play as pivotal role while transporting fans and ensuring easy access to stadiums and tourism destinations during the ongoing FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
According to figures released by the Ministry of Transport (MoT), a total of 10,003 public bus trips were conducted while transporting 181,210 passengers on Wednesday, the fourth day of the World Cup.
Bus services connect various metro stations and certain points in Doha and the World Cup stadiums. Also, buses are operated to stadiums and other tourist spots from the Doha International Airport (DIA) and Hamad International Airport (HIA).
Mowaslat (Karwa) has deployed vehicles that meet the transport needs of the fans arriving at the DIA and HIA. The company has intensified its operations for the World Cup while mobilising its fleet with specialised technical teams to ensure a comfortable and smooth transportation experience for the tournament.
About 4,000 buses are being operated during the tournament, of which about 3,000 are dedicated to transporting fans. A total of 25% of the total buses are electric, as part of MoT’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions. “Public e-buses reduce carbon emissions to what could equal the plantation of 471,246 trees a year,” MoT said.
Doha Metro along with Lusail, Education City and Msheireb trams continue their distinguished services. MoT said that a total of 50,832 passengers were transported by Metro and Tram on Wednesday. The airports too recorded a huge flow of passengers with more than 800 air movements recorded at both HIA and DIA on Wednesday.
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