The toll gate system in Abu Dhabi that was launched in 2019 was paused until now.
It has been announced that the toll gate system in Abu Dhabi will be functioning from January 2021. The system that was supposed to be working from the start of 2020 was paused when the authorities announced that the drivers would not need to pay the fee as they enter Abu Dhabi. The tolls have been installed at Sheikh Zayed Bridge, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Bridge, Al Maqta Bridge and Mussafah Bridge.
Motorists are required to create their account and top it up before their journeys at the Integrated Transport Centre official website. Drivers whose vehicles are registered in in Abu Dhabi will receive text messages with their login details that they can use to add credit. Once this is done, the toll gate will be able to read the vehicle license plate number and deduct the charge as they go through it. This applies to Dubai residents entering the city as well as the Salik accounts cannot be used for this system.
Vehicles will be charged AED 4 every time it passes through the toll gate during peak hours which will be between 7 am – 9 am and 5 pm- 7 pm on Saturdays to Thursdays. However, no more than AED 16 will be charged to a particular vehicle despite travelling during the peak times. Motorists can drive for free during off-peak hours, Fridays and public holidays.
Those travelling without registration will be fined AED100 after a 10-day grace period. The fine will increase to AED 200 on the second day, AED 400 for the third day delayed and can go up to a maximum of AED 10,000 if it is not paid in time. Those travelling with insufficient balance will be fined AED 50 after a ten-day grace period. Those going through with tampered license plates will be also fined AED 10,000.
The fee will not be enforced on government vehicles, emergency services and motorcycles. It has been aid that electric cars will be given a two-year grace period.
For more information on the toll system and to get your vehicle registered, visit: www.itps.itc.gov.ae