The Integrated Transport Centre and the Department of Transport (DoT) in Abu Dhabi recently announced the launch of the Abu Dhabi Toll System’s registration process for individual car owners, which can be accessed via any Government Services Centres in Abu Dhabi during work hours or on the DoT website.
The system is to be activated on 15th October, which falls in line with the Emirate of Abu Dhabi’s Surface Transport Master Plan after the installation of four toll gates on key bridges, which is intended to increase the local transport sector’s efficiency and cut down on traffic congestion.
There will be an announcement soon for the next phase of the toll system’s registration process, which will deal with company vehicles and fleets.
It is obligatory for anyone intending to make use of the roads that lead to Abu Dhabito register for the toll system.
To register, go to the DoT website, click on the button for the toll system and select the registration page, and then use the Emirates ID and follow the required steps.
All motor vehicles that are registered within Abu Dhabi prior to 15thOctober this year will be registered in the toll system automatically without any charge.
Users will be sent a message on the same mobile phone number that they used to register with Abu Dhabi Police, together with the details of their account.
If a vehicle is registered within Abu Dhabi after 15thOctober, however, the user will have to add it to the toll account and then pay a registration fee costing Dh100 for every vehicle.
Registered vehicle owners outside of Abu Dhabi will have to log into their website accounts and manually register on the website, adding their vehicles and paying the Dh100 registration fee before they cross the toll gates.
Car owners who cross any gate with a vehicle that has not been registered will be given a grace period of 10 working days in which to register – if they do not register in that time, then they will be fined.
The fines will begin at Dh100 on day one and then increase by a further Dh100 for every subsequent day, with the maximum fine being Dh10,000.
The Integrated Transport Centre will collect a toll when every vehicle makes a crossing on any of the toll gates located on Sheikh Zayed Bridge, Al Maqtaa Bridge, Mussafah Bridge and Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Bridge.
The toll fee in peak hours will be Dh4 for all passes from Saturday to Thursday between the hours of 7am to 9am and 5pm to 9pm.
All passes will cost Dh2 during off-peak hours, public holidays and Fridays.
The toll collection system will be operational all day, every day, with the maximum daily fee per vehicle being Dh16.
Anyone who drives a car in Abu Dhabi or elsewhere in the United Arab Emirates also needs to make sure that they obey the law and have up-to-date car insurance.