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Border Reiver Apr 30th 2007 8:36 am

Road Tolls at peak hours only?
 
I heard on the radio this morning (while sitting in a traffic jam on SZR) that the RTA are thinking about only applying the road tolls during peak hours but I can't find anything in the papers or on the net. Anybody got a link? I'd love to know what their definition of peak hours is as Sunday morning's rush hour now seems to start on Monday night.

Madam Medusa Apr 30th 2007 9:42 am

Re: Road Tolls at peak hours only?
 
it's in Emirates Today http://www.emiratestodayonline.com/A...4_2007_004_005

...still isn't clear exactly what the peak hours will be though. :rolleyes:

MM, xx

Border Reiver Apr 30th 2007 10:39 am

Re: Road Tolls at peak hours only?
 
Thanks for that. Tried to give you some Karma but it won't let me.:)

Madam Medusa Apr 30th 2007 10:40 am

Re: Road Tolls at peak hours only?
 

Originally Posted by Border Reiver (Post 4717322)
Thanks for that. Tried to give you some Karma but it won't let me.:)

oh dear...is that cos I've been a bad girl? :ohmy:

MM, xx

Border Reiver Apr 30th 2007 12:41 pm

Re: Road Tolls at peak hours only?
 
I don't know, you tell me....:D

Getting back to the thread, I can imagine the definition of off peak being something like 2-4am!

Blue Cat Apr 30th 2007 12:43 pm

Re: Road Tolls at peak hours only?
 

Originally Posted by Border Reiver (Post 4717729)
I don't know, you tell me....:D

Getting back to the thread, I can imagine the definition of off peak being something like 2-4am!

try this www.salik.ae

GA

Confucius Apr 30th 2007 9:04 pm

Re: Road Tolls at peak hours only?
 
Holy SZR traffic jams,Batman!!!

Autonomy May 21st 2007 2:30 pm

Re: Road Tolls at peak hours only?
 

Originally Posted by Confucius (Post 4719570)
Holy SZR traffic jams,Batman!!!

an interesting (mad / genius?) take on the reasoning behind salik (couteresy of UAE Community blog)

"Think out of the Box!
RTA doesn't want you to use Sheikh Zayed road at MOE point, they don't want you to use Garhoud Bridge. They don't care about the money you pay or the traffic it will cause. They don't want to solve the traffic issue now.
RTA is doing a huge construction at Garhoud Bridge and Sheikh Zayed road (MOE point). Soon they have to narrow the road or maybe close it.
This is where Dubai Police comes in between. Police doesn't want to be responsible for the traffic this construction will cause. So there is an issue between police and RTA at these two specific points (MOE & Garhoud).
What can RTA do? They cannot establish a separate traffic department for handling traffic and accidents which will be there because of construction.
They cannot force you to use other route. RTA CAN NOT admit that Dubai roads are unable to handle such traffic.
Road toll is a clean way, a wise method. You don't even know why they are doing it. You think they want to make money. You don’t know. It’s just because they cannot be honest with you. They don’t tell you an alternative way because it will bring another responsibility. You have to find your own way. Today Jumeirah, tomorrow Al Wasl, day after tomorrow rent another flat in Marina (For people in DIC/DMC/KV/Jebel Ali)."

W10 May 21st 2007 2:32 pm

Re: Road Tolls at peak hours only?
 
It was in ET, but nothing has been announced since.

Other stories about it being Dh2 after midnight have been on the TV news channels.


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