Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Salik the new Toll System in Dubai

I was a little bit confused to what is the real meaning of Salik why because I read two different meaning of it.

(This sticker was attached in my car windshield center top as per instructed in the Kit Set)

First According to RTA ( Road and Transport Athority of Dubai)

Salik, meaning open or clear, is Dubai’s new electronic toll collection system to be launched in July 2007, which emphasizes the system’s congestion management objectives as well as the choice of technology for the toll system.

Salik utilizes the latest technology to achieve free flow operation with no toll booths, no toll collectors, and no impact to traffic flow, allowing vehicles to move freely through the tolling point at highway speeds. Each time you pass through a Salik tolling point, the toll of AED 4 will be deducted from your prepaid toll account using advanced Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology.

Second according to wikipedia:

A salik is a person who engaged in Islamic spiritual path or sufism. The word derived from Arabic word suluk, which means to walk a (spiritual) path (to God). To become a salik, one must follow both the outer path (exoterism, shariah) and the inner path (esoterism, haqiqa) of Islam virtuously.

A salik is also called murid when one becomes a disciple to one particular spiritual teacher (murshid) or a Sufi master.

Now read some updates and reactions of the motorist here in Dubai regarding in this Salik... click here to read more


Leyte├▒o said...

well, i can also give meaning to it:

Salik is a hightech system used to automatically take credit as you use the paid-highway. :-)


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