RTA news: New salik gates, Friday testing, New metro lines

March 9th, 2013 by Stephen Jones Leave a reply »
  • Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched vehicle technical testing and insurance services on Fridays.  The services will be carried out in conjunction with the RTA’s service providers. . Locations offering vehicles testing and insurance services on Fridays will be rotated monthly between service providers (Tasjeel, Shamil, Tamam Al Ghandi, Al Shirawi, Cars, and Al Mumayaz).
  • The  RTA introduction of two new Salik toll gates, will be operational in Dubai with effect from April 15 . The first Salik gate is being installed near Al Mamzar Bridge on Al Ittihad Road, while the second one will be put up at the entrance and exit of the Airport Tunnel on Beirut Road  on the  Al Twar side
  • Looking further ahead Dubai’s rail network is to witness the addition of new lines, with connections to the proposed Etihad Rail network across the Gulf countries, . Land has y been procured for widening the existing network and new rail routes and infrastructure is expected to be completed by 2030 in three phases. This will provide new: Blue, Gold and Purple Metro lines, as well as a Jumeirah tram route
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