KUWAIT CITY, July 15, (KUNA): The Public Authority for Roads and Transportation (PART) said, Monday, that truck drivers will start paying fees while using Sheikh Jaber Bridge tomorrow.
PART said in a press release that the fees for the transit of trucks to the bridge will be KD 1 per ton of the truck’s total weight, adding that payment will be at entrances in Shuwaikh, Doha and Subiya areas.
Truckers should comply with the compulsory route to the truck weighing station to pay the transit fee through bankcards or prepaid cards, as cash payment is unacceptable.
Kuwaiti Minister of Public Works and Minister of State for Housing Dr Jinan Ramadan said that PART set up controls for the use of trucks in order to maintain the safety of the bridge and citizens, pointing out that the expected revenues will be used to cover part of the cost of maintenance and operation, implementing periodic inspection and supervision.
The process of weighing and the payment of fees will be done at the stations for weighing the trucks before entering the bridge to ensure the fl ow of traffic. Not paying the fees will force trucks to use road 80 and then route 801 to reach the northern region.