Thursday, April 02, 2015

Cape Chamber concerned about the cost of toll roads in the Western Cape

Mbasa Gqokoma
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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