Saudi Shoura Council calls for special bus routes

The council called on the PTA to allocate special routes for buses to enhance the efficiency of urban mobility. (SPA)
Updated 09 November 2018
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Saudi Shoura Council calls for special bus routes

  • The council called on the PTA to allocate special routes for buses to enhance the efficiency of urban mobility

JEDDAH: The Shoura Council called on the Public Transport Authority (PTA) to provide an environment conducive to the establishment of companies in the field of public transport and keep a regulatory role only.
The council called on the PTA to allocate special routes for buses to enhance the efficiency of urban mobility.
The council also called on the PTA to study increasing the representation of the private sector on its board of directors to achieve the objectives of Vision 2030, and develop the appropriate electronic mechanisms for receiving and handling complaints.


Saudi border guards rescue French passenger from Red Sea cruise ship

Updated 19 April 2019
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Saudi border guards rescue French passenger from Red Sea cruise ship

JEDDAH: Saudi border guards rescued a French female tourist on Friday after she broke her leg on board a cruise ship in the Red Sea.
The 85-year-old was aboard the Costa Luminosa off the coast of south-west Saudi Arabia when the Maritime Rescue Coordination Center in Jeddah received an emergency call from the King Abdulaziz International Airport’s search and rescue center, saying the women needed emergency medical attention.The details of the message was passed to the Saudi Arabia Border Guards.
The border guard’s vessel Al-Lith was sent to meet the cruise ship near Al-Qahma, in the Kingdom’s south-western Asir region.
Lt Col. Misfer Bin Ghanam Al-Qarni, border guards spokesman, said the patient was transferred to Jazan, where she was then taken to Prince Mohammed Bin Nasser Hospital by ambulance.
The Costa Luminosa, which was traveling from Salalah in Oman toward Aqaba in Jordan, continued on its voyage.