Qatar’s MoTC launches ‘Sila’ to bring all transport modes into one network

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Desk Reporter
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Qatar’s Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC) has launched Sila, a brand that unifies country’s various modes of transportation into one network.

According to the statement, currently, it includes the metro, bus, taxi, and tram. Sila, which means ‘connection’ in Arabic, will be deployed in stages in conjunction with Qatar Railways Company, Mowasalat (Karwa), Qatar Foundation, and Msheireb Properties.

Further, Sila intends to improve the accessibility of Qatar’s transportation network by bringing together the country’s transportation services.

Qatar’s transportation sector has accomplished significant milestones in recent years as a result of innovative products and services pioneered by various transport companies. The MoTC will continue its efforts to connect transportation modes through the Sila brand, allowing citizens, residents, and visitors to move around with ease.

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalid Al Thani
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalid Al Thani
Technical Affairs Department

“Today we take an important step towards transforming Qatar’s transport network and enhancing its efficiency and effectiveness. 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.”

Sila will launch a journey planning feature on its app and website in the coming weeks, allowing travelers to plan trips around the country in an integrated manner by searching for the best route and combination of modes of transportation, such as buses, the Metro, metrolinks, trams, taxis, walking, and driving.

The app and website can also be used to find public transportation information, such as station and stop locations, station layouts, timetables, and routes. Once fully launched, Sila will bring together various projects and initiatives to connect all transport modes in Qatar, enhancing integration and offering a seamless travel experience.

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