Shanti Rabin, a 54-year-old Indian maid has won a 50-gram gold coin for travelling in the Dubai Metro as part of a campaign by local authorities to encourage people to use public transport system. She has been working as a caretaker for an Arab family in Dubai for the past 22 years.
“I got this for travelling in the Metro. This is truly a blessing from God. I am very excited and happy about this victory,” said Rabin, who hails from Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu.
As part of the Public Transportation Day celebrations, the Roads and Transportation Authority (RTA) of Dubai recently had begun a campaign, appealing local residents to use public transportation more frequently.
Residents using the public transportation have been awarded prizes, including cash, gold coins, smart watches, headphones, and laptops.