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15 July 2024

Dubai's Salik is world's biggest toll system

By Staff

Salik is the biggest tolling system in the world in terms of multiple lanes covered, and the widest toll gate in one direction, said the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).

Providing a free traffic gate spanning 44 meters in one direction and covering 12 lanes on Sheikh Zayed Road in both directions, the toll gate system of Dubai is responsible for yet another worldwide record.

Salik has the capacity to handle 1.5 million vehicle trips every day and does not require road closures for maintenance purposes due to its technical infrastructure.

RTA has won the Toll Excellence Awards 2014 in the category of Technology sponsored annually by The International Bridge, Tunnel & Turnpike Association (IBTTA), USA.

It is the first tolling project operating on 870 frequency, and it is possible to control and monitor all components of the IT infrastructure of Salik system on both roadsides where an electronic orders system is set to issue maintenance instructions automatically, explained Maitha bin Udai, CEO, Traffic and Roads Agency, RTA.

The RTA recently launched several new top-up channels, such as the recharge voucher and the Salik smart app, which enables motorists to top up their Salik account from the ease of their smart phone.

Currently there are six Salik toll gates in Dubai: Al Garhoud gate, Al Maktoum gate, Al Safa gate, Al Barsha gate, Airport Tunnel Gate and Mamzar gate.