28 July, 2007

Purely a coincidence, then...

How can you not love the RTA?

On page 29 of this morning's Gulf News there's a half page ad, announcing the opening (?) of the Floating Bridge across Dubai Creek, complete with a rather odd satellite map of its location. Tucked away at the bottom of this timely announcement is a line announcing a ban on the movement of trucks of 2.5 tons and above, which are now forbidden on the bridge.

No connection at all with last week's sudden closure, and the class one, gold standard, grade A peice of double-speak face-saving gobbledygook also printed by an unblushing GN...

According to Dubai's RTA (Roads and Transport Authority), quoted by Gulf News: "The bridge was closed for about two hours as part of the contingency plan to conduct some technical experiments during the peak hours so as to ensure that the emergency system works effectively using the smart traffic systems." (Thanks, Fake Plastic Souqs)

EoD

3 comments:

Seabee said...

In my rant about it I called the statement 'pure bureaucrat-speak'

I think we need to come up with a definitive descriptive phrase for meaningless jargon like this from bureaucrats...

Anonymous said...

RTA is full of kaka! They'll never stop insulting the intelligence of residents

fellow atheist said...

anon @ 28 July, 2007 19:01

I know no one will agree with me, but here goes:

RTA have 2 options:

1. You think they are liars and 'insulting' to your 'intelligence'

OR

2. You think they are incompetent and fear for your life when using their roads.

Now, when given those two options, I would probably advise them to go with #1.

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