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    Monday, May 19, 2008

    No more 9 to 5?

    From today's Khaleej Times

    RTA proposes flexible hours

    By Joy Sengupta (Our staff reporter)

    20 May 2008

    DUBAI — Flexible work timings in both private and government offices is the new mantra being advocated by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) to control the increasing traffic rush in Dubai.

    Abdul Mohsen Younis Ibrahim, CEO of the Strategy and Corporate Governance Sector at the RTA, said flexible timings at all public and private organisations would play a very important role in easing the present traffic situation.

    "The idea of flexible timings for work places could be of great help. At present, most of the offices have the same opening and closing times. With everyone going to work and coming back at the same time, traffic snarls are the order of the day. We are studying the different aspects of the flexible timings and would refer the proposal to the government for implementation," he said.

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