An online registration system allowing motorists to register their vehicles for the upcoming toll system in Abu Dhabi is now operational.
A webpage has been set up by Abu Dhabi’s Integrated Transport Centre (https://itps.itc.gov.ae/) that allows motorists to create an account by providing details of their Emirates ID, car licence plate, mobile number and email.
Motorists will have to pay Dhs100 to register their vehicle for the new Abu Dhabi toll system, of which Dhs50 will be credited back to their account, according to the Department of Transport – Abu Dhabi (DoT).
The new toll gates, located on Sheikh Zayed Bridge, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Bridge, Al Maqtaa Bridge and Mussafah Bridge, will be operational from October 15.
The toll fee will be Dhs4 for every pass during peak hours from Saturday to Thursday (7am – 9am and 5pm – 7pm).
During off-peak hours, on Fridays, and during public holidays, the toll fee will be Dhs2 for every pass.
The toll collection system is operational 24/7, with a daily maximum fee of Dhs16 per vehicle.
The amount due will be automatically deducted from the prepaid user account. Vehicles will be automatically identified by their plate number without having to stick a tag on the windshield.
In case a vehicle which is not registered crosses under the toll gates, the user will be given a grace period of 10 business days, starting from the crossing time, to register in the system, otherwise a fine applies.
The fine will be Dhs100 for the first day, Dhs200 for the second day, and Dhs400 for the third day, up to a maximum of Dhs10,000.
Users must also have sufficient credit in their account when crossing the toll gate system.
Vehicles registered in Abu Dhabi may pay the toll fee according to the post-payment system during the licensing procedure in case of insufficient balance.
For vehicles registered outside Abu Dhabi with insufficient credit available in their user account, drivers have five business days to top up the account or they will face a fine.
Crossing under the toll gates without sufficient balance after the grace period deadline will result in a fine of Dhs50 each day.
Vehicle owners must also always keep the information on their license plates visible and clear at all times to ensure correct data-reading by the system.
In case users tamper with the vehicle’s license plate for the explicit purpose of evading the payment of fees, the fine is Dhs10,000.
Causing damage to any e-payment machines or toll gates will result in a fine of Dhs10,000.