Motorists could be subjected to further fees if plans for a new toll system on the United Arab Emirates’ federal roads are implemented, it has been reported.
The Federal Transport Authority is considering plans to impose tolls on the 800-kilometre network, which connects the Northern Emirates to Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
Officials at a traffic workkshop looked into the dependence on private cars, traffic congestion and its costs and safety challenges posed by lorries.
No details were released on the toll system, its cost, its scope or charges for motorists during the session.
A “free-flow tolling system” has been in operation across Dubai since 2007 when Dubai Roads and Transport Authority introduced the Salik system in 2007.
By 2013, there were six tolls implemented across the emirate, including busy points along Sheikh Zayed Road, including Al Barsha, Al Safa and Al Garhoud Bridge toll gate. More info
By Eleanor Dickinson gulfbusiness.com