Dubai: The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai has launched a Bridges Management and Maintenance System (BMMS) to manage all works related to the assessment of various road conditions and identifying the required maintenance works.
Maitha Bin Adai, CEO of RTA’s Traffic and Roads Agency, said the launch “reflects RTA’s keenness to adopt the latest specialist technological programmes. Road installations comprising bridges, tunnels, crossings, and others, are part of the core infrastructural assets in the emirate of Dubai. A sophisticated technological programme had to be developed to cater to all works related to assets maintenance and protection, to sustain these assets throughout their lifetime. It will also ensure an effective and safe operation of those assets involving high-value investments”.
She added that the system “will also ensure the provision of an integrated database of road facilities that can be used to explore the potentials of using IT in managing the existing maintenance management systems of road facilities”.
The new programme has been linked to the RTA’s Asset Management Department and the GIS to enable accessibility to smart apps on smart portable devices. “Such a process will ensure speedy update of data as well as the identification of the facility condition and maintenance needs. It will also expedite the issuance of job orders to road maintenance contractors for carrying out the required corrective maintenance works,” she said.