Sharjah truck toll gate operations go smoothly

SHARJAH — The first experimental week of the newly launched toll gate system at Al Dhaid area has proved to be a success, according to a senior official at the Sharjah Directorate of Public Works (DPW), on Monday.


Afkar Ali Ahmed

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Published: Wed 28 Apr 2010, 11:45 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 10:58 AM

The official operation of the toll gate system is going to begin on May 1 and Dh100 will be levied for a one way passage of heavy trucks.

Uncovering details about the first week’s trial, Omran Al Kumairi, director of the traffic toll gate project at DPW said, in cooperation with Sharjah Police the traffic movement was organised at Al Dhaid area to ensure smooth flow and passage of the heavy trucks in the area and that each truck should spend less that 20 seconds while passing the gate.

“We have estimated for the passage of 4,750 to 5,250 trucks per day and we have already distributed informative booklets to heavy truck drivers informing them about the toll gate operation. Detailed information about the project, mechanism of payment, and the targeted category subjected to payment and the trucks exempted from payment are also highlighted in the brochure. The booklet is printed in many languages including Arabic, English, Hindi and Urdu,” Kumairi said.

Kumairi added: “The booklet featured a detailed map about the location of the toll gate and a drawing of the trucks subject to passage payment. The penalties of committing various violations by truck drivers are also highlighted in the booklet.”

He noted that the DPW is committed in launching the project within the scheduled timing and transport companies owning heavy trucks are already briefed during the last week about the nature of the project and its purpose and we have urged them to adhere to the set rules and regulations.

“We are willing to receive suggestions and comments about the project at the hotline TOROQ-800-86767. Any person wishing to attain any information should not hesitate in contacting us as our mission is to offer the best level of services to residents.”

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