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Qatar Railways Company (Qatar Rail) is taking part in the Qatar Information Technology Conference and Exhibition (QITCOM) 2019 as one of the official sponsors of its fifth edition, which is being held under the patronage of His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani until 1 November at the Qatar National Convention Center. 

By participating in this major exhibition, Qatar Rail aims to highlight the aspects related to this year's theme of "Safe and Smart Cities", particularly the important role that will be carried by the Doha Metro in supporting Qatar's efforts to transform its cities into smart cities for a sustainable future.

The Doha Metro is a technologically advanced rail transport system that is safe and environmentally friendly. The highest global standards of sustainability have been adopted in all aspects of this project to achieve the optimal balance between technical and environmental realms. Visitors to Qatar Rail's stand at QITCOM are able to discover this new mode of transport system through interactive content, including a tour of the Doha Metro stations and its trains using virtual reality technology.

Additionally, they can also get aquainted with various Doha Metro services, register their data, explore location of the stations and their surrounding areas and how to access them through support services such as Metrolink, MetroExpress and others.

Agreement with Mada Foundation

On the second day of the event, Qatar Rail signed an agreement with the Qatar Assistive Technology Center (Mada)  Under the agreement, Qatar Rail will work with Mada to enhance the experience of commuters with disabilities in terms of  digital access by conducting reviews of various means by which users can access information. The agreement also calls for evaluation of their experience on trains and at stations. Different workshops are to be held in this regard. The agreement was signed by Maha Al Mansori, CEO of Mada and Chief of Strategy & Business Development at Qatar Rail, Ajlan Eid Al Enazi.

Ajlan Eid Al Enazi  Chief of Strategy & Business Development at Qatar Rail commented:  "Qatar Rail aspires to be a world –class Railway Company by providing safe, reliable railway transportation services.  We strive to adopt world class practices to address the needs of people with disability when it comes to using our transportation services. He added: Providing a comprehensive travel experience to all segments of society is a key to the project success. We aim to host more events and tours to raise awareness on this subject as we hope the Metro and Tram will be the preferred mode of transport for commuters with disabilities in Qatar.

QITCOM 2019 is featuring over 90 speakers, 300 technology exhibitors, 100 startups and 300 innovators and entrepreneur. QITCOM 2019 will be a one-stop-shop for participants to showcase disruptive smart technologies and exchange next-generation knowledge.