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RTA launches mobile phone Salik top-up service

GITEX: Motorists able to top-up road toll accounts via their mobile phones.

Dubai’s transport authority on Sunday launched a way for motorists to top up their Salik accounts via their mobile phones.

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said motorists can use the service by signing up to the mPay portal of Dubai e-government.

RTA chairman Mattar Al-Tayer said in a statement the introduction of the mobile top-up system will be well received due to how frequently motorists have to top up their Salik accounts.

The Salik road toll was first introduced in July 2007 with toll gates on Al-Garhoud Bridge and Sheikh Zayed Road opposite Mall of the Emirates.

The scheme was expanded in September this year with gates on Al-Maktoum Bridge and Sheikh Zayed Road next to Al Safa.

Motorists have to pay four dirhams ($1.10) each time they go through a toll gate, paying a maximum of 24 dirhams in any one day.