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Toll gates to be active in Abu Dhabi from 15th of October 2019

  • Jul 29, 2019
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ABU DHABI: A development that has been in the works since 2017 will finally bear fruits in the latter part of 2019. The Abu Dhabi Department of Transport (DoT) has, at last, made an official announcement that a total of four Abu Dhabi toll gates will be up & running from 15 October 2019.


Toll Gate In UAE


Following are the four toll gates which will start their proceedings in October, later this year:



  • Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Bridge

  • Mussafah Bridge

  • Shaikh Zayed Bridge

  • Al Maqtaa Bridge


Speaking of the charges, a trip through the toll gate during the peak hours from Saturday to Thursday will cost AED 4 to the drivers. On Friday and during the non-peak hours, AED 2 is what the customers will need to pay while driving through a toll gate. The Abu Dhabi Department of Transport (DoT) is yet to declare the peak and non-peak hour timings.


Following is the map that depicts the four toll gates which will operate in the capital:


Toll Gate Map


The Abu Dhabi Department of Transport (DoT) has also exempted several vehicles from paying the toll charges. The exempted vehicles include the likes of:



  1. Ambulances

  2. Armed Forces

  3. Authorised Schoolbuses

  4. Licensed Taxis

  5. Electric Vehicles

  6. Civil Defense Vehicles

  7. Police Vehicles

  8. Passenger Buses with 26 or more passengers

  9. Ministry of Interior Vehicles

  10. Public Buses

  11. Trailers attached to a vehicle

  12. Motorcycles



To register themselves in the database, the customers are supposed to get themselves a toll account. The customers will then be able to add their vehicles to their account and add money to their account. Upon the creation of the toll account, the username and password will be sent to the customers via an SMS. The account management system will be fully functional even before the toll gates open as 30 of August 2019 is the date when the system is said to be up & running.


UAE Traffic


As it is with all the toll gate systems across the world, the unregistered vehicles will be fined heavily in Abu Dhabi as well. As soon as the grace period of ten days is over, the vehicles will be fined AED 100 for the first day, AED 200 for the second day, AED 400 for the third day, and the penalty will keep increasing until it reaches the maximum limit of AED 10,000. Do not even try to be mischievous and damage the e-payment machines at the toll gates. It will cost you a huge AED 10,000. Also, if you’re caught hiding the number plate of your vehicle, the fine is good AED 10,000. AED 50/day is the fine that has been decided for the vehicles which have been registered outside of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and fail to possess sufficient balance in their toll account.


 

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