RTA assigns Salik to build 2 new toll gates in Dubai

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Salik Toll Gate
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Salik Company, Dubai’s exclusive toll gate operator, has announced that the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), has formally assigned the company to install two new toll gates in order to optimize traffic flow and reduce congestion on key routes within Dubai.

The two new gates will be located at Business Bay Crossing on Al Khail Road, and Al Safa South on Sheikh Zayed Road between Al Meydan Street and Umm Al Sheif Street.

The two locations have been selected based on extensive traffic movement studies by the RTA. Their objective is to manage traffic distribution and reduce congestion by rerouting some traffic to alternative routes with greater capacity, facilitating smoother and more efficient travel for all motorists in Dubai.

Ibrahim Sultan Al Haddad_Salik parking system at Dubai Mall
Ibrahim Sultan Al Haddad
CEO – Salik

“The addition of new toll gates in two increasingly busy locations marks the latest milestone in the growth plan that we set out at the time of Salik’s initial public offering. Our partnership with RTA in launching these new gates is another important step in our journey to enhancing Dubai’s transport infrastructure with smart and sustainable mobility solutions.  In line with Dubai’s Urban Plan 2040, which focuses on sustainable and efficient urban growth, we are directly supporting RTA’s objective to optimize travel time and alleviate traffic congestion, and these two new gates aim to improve overall mobility throughout the city, facilitating smoother and more efficient travel for road users.”

With the expected commencement of operations by November 2024, the new gates will increase Salik’s total number of toll gates in Dubai from eight to ten. Similar to Al Mamzar North and South, Al Safa South will be linked with the existing Al Safa gate (Al Safa North), whereby commuters will be charged only once if they pass through the two gates within one hour in the same direction.

As per the concession agreement with RTA, Salik will oversee the essential civil works required for constructing, operating, and maintaining the toll gates and will acquire the exclusive right to operate the gates until June 2071.

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