By Staff http://www.emirates247.com
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced in a media statement sent to Emirates 24|7 today that it has decided to do away with the Dh24 daily cap on the Salik toll gate system from July 15, 2013.
In the statement, RTA highlighted that the decision will only affect a small segment of Salik users, and that the average tollgate user will not feel be impacted by this decision as 95 per cent of private vehicles do not usually pass under Salik gates more than six times a day (Dh4 per crossing).
The RTA pointed out that the aim of the resolution is to encourage motorists to use alternative routes such as Al Khail Road and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, and relieve pressure on the main highways under the Salik toll system.
Dubai’s roads authority had, recently, announced the launch of the third phase of the Salik toll gates system, whereby two new toll gates were installed in Dubai’s Al Mamzar area and at the Airport Tunnel. Those two gates have been in operation for over two months now, since April 15, 2013. More info