02 April 2015
The Cape Chamber of Commerce
said it is concerned about the cost to build two toll roads in the Western Cape
turned into a revenue stream for a consortium.
The chamber said several
questions need to ask about Sanral toll road contracts.
On Monday the Western Cape
High Court set aside a ruling that ensured details surrounding the tolling
project were kept out of the public domain.
Back in 2013 the City of Cape
was granted an interim interdict allowing for the blocking of the project,
pending a full review in court.
Chairman of the Chamber’s Transport
Portfolio Committee Peter Hugo says the most shocking thing is the size of the
expected tolls we will have to pay in the Western Cape which is three times as
higher as Gauteng’s.
Hugo says this is going to
have a tremendous impact on the Western Cape economy and motorists in the urban
areas particularly motorists coming from Somerset West and Paarl every day.
“We are pleased that the
information has been made public and it now gives us some ammunition in which
we can continue to fight the implementation of the toll roads in the N1 and N2
here in the Western Cape.” Hugo added.
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