Will Dubai's Maktoum Bridge's Salik toll gate be free of charge while the Floating Bridge is down for five wee
RTA has announced that the primary thoroughfare in Deira will be shut down beginning on April 17 for traffic in both directions.
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The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) confirmed to Khaleej Times on Friday that Salik tolls will continue to be applicable on Al Maktoum Bridge notwithstanding the announced shutdown of Floating Bridge for five weeks beginning on April 17.
Will Dubai's Maktoum Bridge's Salik toll gate be free
"As of this moment, the Salik times on Maktoum Bridge will remain the same. According to a statement released by RTA, commuters have the option of utilising additional crossings, such as Infinity Bridge, Business Bay, Mohammad bin Zayed Road, and Al Khail Road, in addition to public transportation, for their daily commute.
This indicates that the toll-free hours on the Al Maktoum Bridge are only valid from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. on weekdays (Monday through Friday); and on weekends, they are valid from 10 p.m. on Saturday until 6 a.m. on Monday.
Since the 30th of March, Al Maktoum Bridge has also been partially blocked six days a week, and according to a prior announcement from the RTA, this closure would continue during the holy month of Ramadan.
The automated road toll collection system in Dubai is known as Salik. A price of Dh4 is withdrawn from a prepaid account whenever a vehicle travels through a Salik toll point. The fee is predetermined and cannot be changed.
Performing necessary upkeep
On Friday, the RTA made the announcement that the Floating Bridge in Deira will be closed to traffic in both directions for a period of five weeks beginning on Monday, April 17, in order to make way for extensive maintenance work.
An integrated plan has been mapped out by the authorities to reroute the traffic to alternate highways and bridges, including as the Al Maktoum Bridge, the Infinity Bridge, and the Al Garhoud Bridge. This will ensure that the flow of traffic is consistent and unimpeded.