UAE: Dubai Municipality, RTA unveil Smart Gate at Mushrif Park
Visitors to Dubai’s Mushrif Park will now be able to use their RTA Nol cards to pay entrance fees
In conjunction with Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), Dubai Municipality (DM) has inaugurated Mushrif Park’s Smart Gate.
The integrated system allows visitors to the park to use their RTA Nol cards to pay entrance fees.
The technology forms part of Dubai’s Smart Gateway project, which will enable customers to use Nol cards to pay for the use of public utilities, or use mobile phones to have fees debited from their Nol accounts.
The initiative will also involve the installation of Nol card vending machines at the entrances of DM’s public parks.
Speaking at the inauguration, Abdullah Al Madani, chief executive officer of RTA’s corporate technology support services sector, said: “We are delighted to implement this strategic initiative with Dubai Municipality, one of the RTA’s strategic partners, to make our customers from different segments of society happy.”
The Smart Gate system will enable RTA to automatically control entrance to DM’s public parks. Access rules can be adjusted for holidays, free-entry days, and emergencies.
Nol Silver, Gold, and Blue cards – and special edition cards designed by RTA – can be used to pay park entrance fees. Fees for access to public parks have not changed, and DM will retain responsibility for determining future charges.
Work on Smart Gateway park projects began in June 2016, and implementation of the entire project is scheduled to complete in July 2017.
In addition to Mushrif Park, the initiative will involve the installation of Smart Gates at Zabeel Park, Mamzar Park, and Creek Park.