Saturday, October 27, 2012

Concerns over e-toll implementation

Athenkosi Mvane
27 October 2012

The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance on Friday said government’s announcement to go ahead with the Gauteng e-toll system comes as no surprise.

This comes after Transport Minister Ben Martins on Friday confirmed in Pretoria that the system will go ahead, despite a 30-day public comment process which started on Friday.

Outa Spokesperson Wayne Duvenage said this will not stop them from going ahead with their court case scheduled for November.

Martins said that tariffs have been lowered, caps have been reduced, discounts are being offered on tagged vehicles and during peak hours and exemptions have been introduced for public transport vehicles.

The Business Unity South Africa today said there remains widespread criticism of the impact which e-tolling will have on the regional and national economy.

Busa said that the process will also be further interrogated in the High Court hearing on the 26th of next month.

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