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Two new Salik toll gates from April 15

Toll gates will be installed near Al Mamzar Bridge and on Beirut Road

Two new Salik toll gates will be operational in Dubai from April 15, the RTA has said.

Two new Salik toll gates will be operational in Dubai with from April 15 this year, according to an official at the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA). The Salik toll system was first introduced in Dubai in 2007.

One will being installed near Al Mamzar Bridge on Al Ittihad Road – the busiest highway between Dubai and Sharjah. The second one will be in the airport tunnel on Beirut Road, on the Al Twar side.

“The new gates are being installed as part of the phase 3 of the Salik toll gate system which aims at ensuring smooth traffic flow in Dubai,” said Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the RTA, in a statement yesterday.

About 1,500 vehicles are expected to be diverted from Al Ittihad and Beirut Roads to the Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Road (Emirates Road) and the Bypass Road easing traffic on these two roads, said Al Tayer.

Motorists will have to pay Dh4 each time they drive through the Salik gates. Currently, there are four Salik gates in Dubai including one each on Al Garoud Bridge and Al Maktoum Bridge, and two on Sheikh Zayed Road – A Safa Salik Toll Gate and Al Barsha Salik Toll Gate.

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