MoTC unveils Sila to bring metro, bus, taxi & tram services under one network Sep 26, 2021 0 0 12345 Tribune News NetworkDohaThe Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC) has unveiled Sila, the brand that brings together various Qatar’s transport modes into one network. Currently it includes the metro, bus, taxi and tram. Sila, which means ‘connection’ in Arabic, will be launched in phases, in collaboration with Qatar Railways Company, Mowasalat (Karwa), Qatar Foundation and Msheireb Properties. By bringing together Qatar’s transport services, Sila aims to improve the accessibility of the country’s transport network.Qatar’s transport sector has reached major milestones in recent years, thanks to new products and services, which have been primarily led by individual transport operators. The MoTC will continue this work, with its mission to connect transport modes through the Sila brand, providing seamless mobility for citizens, residents and visitors.In the coming weeks, Sila will launch the journey planning function on its app and website, allowing travellers to plan trips around the country in an integrated way by searching for the best route and combination of transport modes including buses, the Metro, metrolinks, trams, taxis, walking and driving. Travellers can also use the app and website to find out public transport information, such as station and stop locations, station layouts, timetables and routes. Once fully launched, Sila will bring together several projects and initiatives to connect all transport modes in the State of Qatar, improving integration and providing a seamless travel experience.“Today we take an important step towards transforming Qatar’s transport network and enhancing its efficiency and effectiveness,” said Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalid Al-Thani, Director of the Technical Affairs Department in the MoTC. “Sila will streamline the journeys that people take around the country, enhancing people’s connection to work, family and social activities, smartly and sustainably. We look forward to launching further phases of the project in the upcoming months.”Other initiatives – which will be unveiled in the near future – include integrated and contactless payment methods, introducing new services and transport modes and promoting the transport network through public awareness and marketing initiatives to reach a wide audience within Qatar. RELATED ARTICLES We’re ready to provide support to reach agreement between Afghan parties: FM Sep 26, 2021 0 0 Deal signed to set up factory to manufacture chargers for e-vehicles Sep 26, 2021 0 0 Qatar’s QL80 Fuwairit ship launched Sep 26, 2021 0 0 SC launches ‘Host a Fan’ initiative to welcome guests The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) has launched ‘Host a Fan initiative’, enabling households across the country to volunteer to host visiting supporters during upcoming sporting events. An expression of .. ‘Pharmacists play a key role in fight against COVID-19’ Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) pharmacists continue to play an essential role in the healthcare system in Qatar. “On the occasion of World Pharmacist day let us thank the Pharmacists who ensure healthy living for us and .. Qatar deplores Somalia attack QNA Doha Qatar has condemned the attack at a checkpoint at Hamar Jajab District in Somalia, which led to deaths and injuries. In a statement on Saturday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reiterated Qatar’s firm position of ..