Ministry unveils Sila to unite Qatar’s modes of transport into one network
Doha: The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) unveiled Sila, the brand that unites the modes of transport in the State of Qatar into a single 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 bundling Qatar’s transport services, Sila aims to improve the accessibility of the country’s transport network.
Qatar’s transport sector has achieved significant milestones in recent years, with new products and services, which have been mainly driven by individual transport operators. MOTC will continue this work, with its mission to connect modes of transport through the Sila brand, providing seamless mobility for citizens, residents and visitors.
In the coming weeks, Sila will launch the trip planning feature on its app and website, allowing travelers to plan their trips across the country in an integrated way by finding the best route and the best combination of modes of transport, including buses, metro, subways, trams. , taxis, walking and driving. Travelers can also use the app and website to find information about public transport, such as the locations of stations and stops, station maps, timetables and routes. When fully launched, Sila will bring together several projects and initiatives to connect all modes of transport in the State of Qatar, improving integration and providing a smooth travel experience.
“Today, we are taking an important step towards transforming Qatar’s transport network and improving its efficiency and effectiveness,” said Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalid Al-Thani, director of the technical affairs department of MOTC. . “Sila will streamline the journeys people take across the country, improving people’s connection to work, family and social activities, in smart and sustainable ways. We look forward to launching further phases of the project in the coming months.
Other initiatives – which will be unveiled in the near future – include integrated and contactless payment methods, the introduction of new services and modes of transport, and the promotion of the transport network through awareness and promotion initiatives. marketing to reach a large audience within the State of Qatar.