The new Salik gate set up on Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai will be operational from October 24, the Roads and Transport Authority said on Wednesday.
The RTA expects a 25 per cent drop in traffic on Sheikh Zayed Road after the move.
As Khaleej Times reported on Tuesday evening, the Salik gate has been set up on Sheikh Zayed Road after Ibn Battuta Mall heading towards Abu Dhabi.
It is the seventh toll gate to be erected in Dubai since 2007, and aims to direct traffic coming from Abu Dhabi on the Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Road heading towards the Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Road.
The toll will encourage motorists to use the 62km Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Road that opened to traffic in 2016. The Dh2.1 billion highway runs between Seih Shuaib on the Abu Dhabi-Dubai border all the way to the Sweihan Road interchange. It consists of four lanes in each direction and has a capacity of 8,000 vehicles per hour.
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