Cash starved Dubai to introduce new Salik Toll Gates

New Salik Toll Gates in Dubai

Although it is not officially declared by Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), word is on the streets that two new Salik toll gates are planned, brining the total number of toll gates in Dubai to 6.

Salik toll gates, which charge drivers AED4 each time they pass through, were launched in July 2007 under a plan to cut down congestion on Dubai’s roads.

The RTA last year earned around AED800m ($217m) from Salik, up from AED776m in 2009 and AED669m in 2008.

The RTA is also considering the privatisation of some of its services, such as water taxis.

From: Arabian Business

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