RTA to abolish Daily Salik Cap as of July 15th

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Source:  www.rta.ae

The Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) has decided to abolish the daily cap on the toll gate system (Salik) of 24 dirham, and the decision shall take effect from July 15th, 2013.

The RTA stressed that the decision would only affect a tiny segment of toll gate users and the ordinary user of these gates would not feel an effect for this decision since 95 per cent of private vehicles do not pass under Salik gates more than 6 times a day.

The RTA explained that the underlying objective of this decision was to encourage motorists to use alternative roads such as Al Khail Road, and the Mohammed bin Zayed Road in order to ease the pressure on the traffic corridors subjected to the toll gate system.