The Abu Dhabi corniche road.
PHOTO BY ARCHIVE
ABU DHABI – Your trip to Abu Dhabi is no longer going to be free as the capital plans to roll out traffic toll fees soon.
The move follows a law issued by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan on December 31.
There is yet no further information on the exact toll fee or where the toll gates will be erected, but the Department of Transport has been authorised to pick the location, as well as determine fees and operation timings.
Motorists who cross toll gates without paying fees will face fines of up to Dh10,000.
Vehicles that are exempt from a toll fee are ambulances, vehicles of the Armed Forces and Civil Defence, public buses and motorcycles.
Drivers who cross the toll gate without paying the fee can face fines not exceeding Dh10,000.
Motorists who also evade road toll payment by obscuring their vehicle’s plate number will also face legal action.
In Dubai, an electronic road toll system called Salik was introduced in 2007. DAJ/Expat Media
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