An honest Dubai bus driver, named Noor Khan, was reported to have returned a bag of Dh250,000 he found on onboard. We’ve heard accounts such as this about Dubai but whether they’re still possible today and whether such heavy item as a bag of the said amount can be found and returned are what we didn’t really know but now we know better. This is a virtue Dubai must uphold.
At the end of his shift, the driver finished his shift and was checking the empty bus before clocking off when he found the bag. Immediately, he told his supervisors, who helped to return the money to its rightful owner.
Mattar Al Tayer, director general of Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority, thanked the employee and said he was someone to emulate.
HE Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Director-General, Chairman of the Board of Executive of #RTA, honoured Mr Noor Khan, a bus driver at the Public Transport Agency, RTA, for his honesty and loyalty. https://t.co/6pqh6VIL3f pic.twitter.com/PXEn5rvMkn— RTA (@rta_dubai) October 11, 2020
“We pride ourselves on having employees with such great discipline and fidelity at the RTA,” Mr Al Tayer said.
“This bus driver took the proper action by handing over the bag to the buses supervisor. This behavior boosts the public confidence when using public transport in Dubai.”
Mr Khan, who drives a city route for the RTA, said he was just doing his job.
“Honouring me is a source of pride, not only for me but also for all employees in public buses,” said Mr Khan, who was seen driving a bus to the city’s Gold Souq in footage posted to the RTA’s social media accounts.
“It is an incentive for all of us to redouble our efforts and exhibit more dedication and loyalty in doing our jobs.
“What I have done is part of my core duties.”