Four consortia are preparing to bid in late February for the contract to install the electronic toll system. The consortia leaders are: Austria’s Kapsch; Japan’s Mitsubishi Corporation; a company identified as Televentfrom Spain; and a US company identified as Transco. The contract is expected to be awarded within three months of bids going in at the municipality. The project will then have to receive final approval from the government.

Saeed told MEED that two roads in central Dubai, including Al-Maktoum road, and all incoming roads to Dubai would be charged in an attempt to control traffic. However, no further details have been released on the project.