Road tolls to be introduced in Abu Dhabi

New law will replicate Salik in Dubai

The Knowledge

Abu Dhabi is set to introduce road tolls similar to the Salik electronic toll system in Dubai.

Law No 17 of 2017, issued by HH President Sheikh Khalifa, states that the Department of Transport (DoT) will determine the areas where the tariff will be applied, as well as its fee and operation times.

It was reported by Arabian Business that the draft law, which will outline details of charges and penalties, will be submitted to the general secretariat of the executive council for approval.

The DoT will be in charge of collecting the tariff from vehicle owners that pass through the tolled areas and the way in which the fee will be collected is yet to be revealed.

Vehicles that will be exempt from the tariff include ambulances, public buses, motorcycles and those belonging to the Armed Forces and Civil Defence.

Other cars may be excluded by the executive council, depending on a proposal by the chairman of the DoT.

Drivers who cross the toll and do not pay the fee can face fines up to Dhs10,000, according to the law and the maximum amount of fines a car can rack up per year is Dhs25,000.

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