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Old May 26th 2008, 11:49 am
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New SALIK Gates will be installed in Dubai, the second phase will be on this coming July.

The first Gate will be on the Floating Bridge, both ways.

The second gate will be at the 2nd interchange, Shk Zayed Road in Dubai at the Safa Park crossing/junction but if you crossed the Al Garhoud Gate you will not pay at this one.

The third one will be at Al Maktoum Bridge, both ways.

This plan is to reduce the capacity of the traffic on Dubai roads.
(It would be nice if there was an alternative reliable way to get around Dubai)


INTERESTING STATISTICS

No of cars registered in Dubai for salik is 870,181 cars.

Expected revenue out of the 5 gates would be 1.5 Billion AED.

Expected decrease in traffic volume due to SALIK charges will be 40%.
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No chance of a 40% reduction in traffic volume! Although on SZR it may mean that Al Khail, Al Wasl roads get busier!
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Old May 26th 2008, 11:52 am
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No chance of a 40% reduction in traffic volume! Although on SZR it may mean that Al Khail, Al Wasl roads get busier!
I know ... that is just their PR spin!
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but if you crossed the Al Garhoud Gate you will not pay at this one.

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yeh right like they'll get that to work properly.
Double charging here we go
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Aye, pretty good at that.....amazing the various figures they pull out. If however it turns out to be true then I will take it all back...and eat my hat!
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Presumably the charges apply 24/7? If the aim is just to cut down on congestion, why charge at non-peak periods?
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Originally Posted by Bonny Boy View Post
Presumably the charges apply 24/7? If the aim is just to cut down on congestion, why charge at non-peak periods?
Quite clearly their objective is not to cut traffic congestion but to raise lots of Dirhams for the RTA coffers
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Hi ME,
Where did you get this information? Hoping it is just speculation...no actually it's wishful thinking
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Hi ME,
Where did you get this information? Hoping it is just speculation...no actually it's wishful thinking
Someone sent it on to me from a newspaper. I have heard this before as well so I don't think it is speculation.
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Someone sent it on to me from a newspaper. I have heard this before as well so I don't think it is speculation.
I googled and couldn't find any reference to the article. May find it in tomorrows papers...
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It has been sent to my other half's HR department and sent round their company.
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Originally Posted by IndieG View Post
I googled and couldn't find any reference to the article. May find it in tomorrows papers...
Here is the source ....

http://www.alittihad.ae/
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Originally Posted by Miss Eck View Post
Here is the source ....

http://www.alittihad.ae/
Do they do an English translation?
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Originally Posted by lionheart View Post
Do they do an English translation?
Is that a picture of the president on the front page, inaugrating the new Salik?!
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Originally Posted by lionheart View Post
Do they do an English translation?
I don't think so. I've not been able to find one anyway.

I have come across previous press releases on here before being published in Gulf News etc.
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