22 Jan 2020
Al Tayer opens vehicle testing and registration centre at Al Mamzar
His Excellency Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) opened AG Cars Testing and Registration Centre at Al Mamzar, Dubai. The sprawling facility spans an area of about 54 thousand square feet and provides vehicle testing and registration services to a densely populated area.
Al Tayer toured different sections of the centre which includes vehicle testing and registration, auto insurance, plate numbers services, and testing and exporting of vehicles in addition to auto wash, repair, painting and polishing services.
It has six testing bays of different sizes as well as an area for testing bikes. The centre has a capacity to handle about 600 vehicles per day and offers services to clients from Saturday to Thursday from 07:00 am to 10:00 pm.
Al Tayer attended the process of testing vehicles starting with receiving the vehicle and taking an image of the number plate. A communication is then established with the traffic system from the moment the vehicle enters the testing track. A test is then conducted on the external parts such as headlights and rear lights, brakes, suspension, undercarriage and chassis through a sophisticated imaging technology that can detect faults.
Al Tayer was briefed by Abdulla Yousef Al Ali, CEO of Licensing Agency; Badr Al Ghurair, CEO of Cars Taxi, and Mr Declan McClowski, CEO of AG Auto, on behalf of the centre. The facility boasts of a unique and environmentally-friendly design, and the use of modern technologies in testing vehicles, which expedites and improves the testing process.
The centre offers smart services that enable clients to process their transactions through mobile phones and tablets. It uses state-of-the-art technology in surveillance and security including monitors all over the testing tracks to check the time taken and the efficiency of examiners. There are also screens in the central control room showing the operational condition of each test track together with screens to monitor customers lounge and follow up work on progress.
“RTA is committed to delivering world-class services to customers for vehicle testing, registration and licensing. The opening of such centres is part of RTA’s efforts to reach out to customers at their localities, especially densely populated areas, and save their time and effort,” said Al Tayer.
“New vehicle testing and registration centres are opened after conducting field studies and the selection of appropriate locations. A team visits the site intended for construction and reviews an array of key aspects including the population density, lack of a nearby similar centre, and that the facility would have no negative impact on the traffic flow in the surroundings. Consideration is also given to the excessive increase in the number of vehicles in the vicinity of the would-be centre,” he added.