RAKTA honored for achieving the second place in the Environmental Sustainability Award 2020

RAKTA honored for achieving the second place in the Environmental Sustainability Award 2020

H.E. Dr. Saif Muhammad Al-Ghais, General Manager of the Environment Protection and Development Authority in Ras Al Khaimah honored H.E. Eng Esmaeel Hasan Al Blooshi, General Manager of RAKTA at the headquarters of the Authority. This is due to the Authority obtaining the second place at the level of government entities in the Environmental Sustainability Award, organized by the Environment Protection and Development Authority in 2020, in appreciation of its efforts in implementing strategic projects and initiatives aimed at reducing the environmental footprint and carbon emissions and contributing to achieve environmental sustainability in the emirate.

The honoring was attended by a delegation from the Environment Protection and Development Authority and the Environmental Sustainability Team at RAKTA.

RAKTA’s General Manager talks about launching Careem App in RAK through a live broadcasting program with RAK Radio

H.E. Eng. Esmaeel Al Blooshi, General Manager of RAKTA participated in an interview with Ras Al Khaimah Radio in the live broadcasting program, As H.E spoke about the launch of e-hailing service for taxis and limos in Ras Al Khaimah to achieve the vision of Ras Al Khaimah Government 2030 to achieve happiness for the residents of the emirate by providing distinguished services to citizens, residents and tourists.

RAKTA signs agreement with Hala and Careem, to launch e-hailing service for taxis and limos in Ras Al Khaimah

5 July 2020 – Ras Al Khaimah, UAE – Ras Al Khaimah Transport Authority has entered into an agreement with Hala and Careem to provide the first e-hailing service for taxis and limos in the emirate.

His Excellency Engineer Esmaeel Al Blooshi, RAKTA General Manager stated that this initiative reflects RAKTA’s commitment to the vision of His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah; increasing the level of happiness in the society, through advanced services, excellent hospitality, and seamless transport infrastructure for all citizens, residents and tourists. 

Mr Al-Blooshi also stated, “This step comes from the authority’s commitment to uplift the transport sector and ensure the provision of safe, reliable and smart transport services. It is in line with the authority’s strategy of digital and smart transformation, to keep pace with the global transformation standards in the field of urban transport planning – whereby the aim is to facilitate movement of individuals around the city, reducing private car ownership.”

He also added, “The smart booking platform has not only become the most effective tool nowadays to align supply with demand, but also to enable people to smartly and seamlessly travel around the city.”

This service will provide customers with a smarter way to travel, giving them access to several benefits, including knowing their rides ETA, fare estimate and route upfront, along with their driver’s details. App booking also enables a host of payment options, with cash, card, or in app payments possible, while riders will automatically collect Reward points for each trip. Hala rides will offer the most affordable option, with the added benefit of no surge pricing during peak hours. 

Clemence Dutertre, CEO of Hala: ”Hala’s purpose is to empower people to move around more easily, leveraging Careem’s best in class technology to deliver amazing experiences. We believe this ambition is shared by the  Ras Al Khaimah Transport Authority, and City as a whole.

We are therefore proud to announce this important initiative, which signals the first arrival of e-hailing in the Emirate and Hala’s first expansion. We are excited to have the opportunity to now serve the people of this unique City, and call Ras Al Khaimah home.

Hala has been chosen as the trusted mode of transport for so many in Dubai for its high quality standards. The ability to offer Ras Al Khaimah residents the affordability of taxsi, alongside the multitude of convenience and safety benefits offered by the Careem app, have ensured true value can be enjoyed by all riders.

Bassel Al Nahlaoui, Managing Director of Careem (Gulf & Pakistan): “Since Careem’s inception, our mission has always been to simplify people’s lives. The technology we’ve been developing over the last 8 years has contributed to providing hundreds of millions of trips and changed the way people move in more than 100 cities in our region.” He added: “Entering the Ras Al Khaimah market represents a huge cooperation between both public and private sectors, and will allow us to deploy our technology to optimize the infrastructure and provide easy and convenient options for people to travel around seamlessly, in addition to a great customer experience.”

Both Hala and Careem will be launching in a pilot phase in Ras Al Khaimah until the ramp up to a larger fleet of taxis and limos takes place and will be available across the Emirate by mid-August 2020. 

RAKTA General Manager conducts an inspection visit to all the facilities affiliated with the Authority

Within the framework of the RAKTA’s efforts to tackle the Coronavirus, H.E. Eng.  Esmaeel Al Blooshi, General Manager of RAKTA, and Mr. Mohamed Hashem, Director of Quality Control and Operations Department, conducts an inspection visit to Al Hamra Call Center, bus station, Al Hamra Limousine Company, and the Customer Happiness Center to follow up on their commitment to apply preventive measures. H.E affirmed during the inspection tour that the precautionary and control plans come within the framework of seeking to harness all the energies and capabilities aimed at continuing to tackle the virus and ensuring the health and safety of all society members.

A Participation of RAKTA General Manager in the First Virtual Partners Forum 2020

H.E. Eng. Esmaeel Al Blooshi, General manager of RAKTA participated yesterday in the first virtual partners forum for 2020 within the techniques of remote communication. Which was organized by Ras Al Khaimah Education Zone under the slogan “Responsibility Partners”. This is under the patronage and presence of H.E. Eng. Abdul Rahman Al Hammadi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education.

The attendance of the Manager of the Customer Happiness Center to the eleventh social service conference 2020

Mr. Sultan Al Zaabi, Manager of the Customer Happiness Center participated in the eleventh social service conference 2020 within the techniques of remote communication. Which was organized by the Social Services Department in Sharjah under the slogan “social capital and its impact on social development”. The conference included various discussions and sessions on brainstorming and exchanging views to promote and develop social services between institutions.

The Board of Directors of RAKTA holds its 3rd meeting for the year 2020

The Board of Directors of RAKTA held its third meeting for the year 2020, headed by H.E. Nasser Salem Muraddad – Chairman of the Board of Directors and in the presence of H.E. Youssef Mohamed Esmaeel – Vice Chairman of the Board and members of the Board of Directors. Also attended the meeting H.E.Eng Esmaeel Hasan Al Blooshi – RAKTA General Manager.

In the meeting, the council discussed the measures taken by the authority during the previous period regarding preventive safety measures from the pandemic of Coronavirus (COVID19), where the council thanked all RAKTA employees for their great efforts to maintain the progress of operational procedures, continue to provide all services to customers, and non-stop Or interruption during the previous period. In addition to the success achieved by the authority in the remote work experience.

The Council also reviewed some of the Authority’s projects included in the approved work plans for the year 2020, including (Careem) Application launch project in Ras Al Khaimah, as approved by the Council as a pilot phase during the coming period. The Council also reviewed the procedures for regulating the limousine sector (luxury vehicles) in The Emirate.

At the end of the meeting, the council wished success to the authority in achieving all its service projects that are in line with the development and strategic plans of Ras Al Khaimah’s government vision 2030.

The meeting was held today, Wednesday, 24-06-2020

RAKTA general manager interview with Ras Al-Khaimah Radio Station

A participation of H.E.Eng. Esmaeel Al Blooshi, General Manager of RAKTA in an interview with Ras Al Khaimah Radio station in the program of direct broadcasting with the interviewer Muhammad Ghanem, and touched on the interview about the completion of the first phase of the digital transformation project in the Authority by 100%

RAKTA holds a Virtual Employees Forum

RAKTA held an Employees Forum that would enhance the communication between the administration and employees and encourage them to share their suggestions and experiences. The forum was held remotely via a visual communication feature in the presence of His Excellency Eng. Esmaeel Al Blooshi, RAKTA’s general manager and a group of employees. This organized forum comes with the aim of listening to all the employees ’opinions and development proposals and encouraging them to return to the workplace, in addition to directing them to work in a team spirit under the current circumstances.

The forum was moderated by H.E.Eng. Esmaeel Al Blooshi, General Manager of RAKTA, initially, he commended the efforts of all employees during the previous stage and their ability to overcome all confrontations and challenges, as he confirmed the ability and readiness of the Authority to succeed in the remote work system through the available systems that led to the smoothness of work and the continued productivity, It also contributed to the speedy taking of precautionary steps and measures during this crisis.

The forum included all employees opinions and discussion of their experiences with working remotely and how to overcome the obstacles they faced, and the importance of the training platform made by the authority to the employees to enable them to acquire skills and develop their cognitive abilities by attending training courses in various fields comes to the continuity of the training system during Remote working period. On the other hand, his Excellency touched on the discussion of strategic plans and old systems used in the authority and ways to replace them with modern systems that keep pace with developments is support of digital infrastructure, pointing out that the authority aspires to transfer all its services to smart services at the end of 2020.

All employees thanked His Excellency for the presence of such smart systems that helped in facilitating and accomplishing work under the current conditions that would contribute to maintaining their safety and that of their families. Furthermore, several employees expressed their satisfaction in achieving the largest number of field visits in the field of inspection and control, they showed their dedication, keenness to work and provide all the best for the Emirate.

At the end of the forum, His Excellency expressed his hope by continuing to organize such forums that enhance communication between all employees and encourage them to work in a team spirit to raise the level of competence and a sense of career belonging. Also, he confirmed the importance of reading and its great role in raising the intellectual and practical level of employee development, their ability to respond to all challenges and improve the overall performance of achieving ideal institutional development.