23:13 (GMT+04) Friday, April 10, 2009.
Motorists living or working on Al Wasl Road and the Al Safa area expressed despair at the growing traffic jams at the First Interchange (Defence Roundabout) after the new toll gate at Al Safa Salik went operational on September 9.
Dubai taxis to be exempt from paying Salik road toll
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Alternative routes feel the pressure of new toll system
The Nation|Traffic and Transport
The Salik toll system should not have been introduced until construction on alternative roads was complete, experts say.
Morning commuters were stuck in gridlock on the first day of the new Salik gates.
Motorists, especially those coming to Dubai from other emirates, are finding it difficult to get the Salik tags needed to pass through toll gates on Shaikh Zayed Road and Al Garhoud Bridge.
Dubai toll road
Second phase of Salik starts
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