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'Show all' demand for 'payways'

2012-03-14 09:30

PRETORIA - Transport minister Sibusiso Ndebele has told the SA National Roads Agency to make public all information about the upgrading of the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP).

"The minister's instruction follows the handing over of documents relating to the GFIP... to Cosatu {Congress of SA Trade Unions] earlier today... where certain parts of the documents were made illegible," the department said. "We have instructed the Sanral board to ensure that all relevant information pertaining to the upgrading of the GFIP Phase 1A is accessible to the public."

ESTIMATED COSTS

Tolling on Gauteng freeways is imminent on 185km of the N1, N3, N12 and R21 linking Johannesburg, Tshwane (Pretoria) and other nodes of the country's smallest province. Perhaps the name should change from 'freeways' to 'payways'.

In terms of GFIP, these roads and their interchanges had been improved and costs estimated at around R20-billion would be recouped through toll charges.

With effect from April 30, motorcycles with e-tags will pay 20c/km and those without 38c. Light motor vehicles will pay 30c (58c) and non-articulated trucks 75c (R1.45). Articulated trucks with e-tags will pay R1.51 (R2.

The monthly bill for motorcycles and light vehicles will be capped at R550 a month.

SAPA

Comments
  • dewet.vorster - 2012-03-14 13:56

    Please, can somone with knowledge categorically affirm the following: It is NOT a requirement by ANY act/law/regulation that one MUST register and buy an etag; and Not having an etag is not an offence or attempt to NOT pay toll. Having an etag is only for convenience? No one can withhold a license disk, driver's license or any document relating to one's car if you are not registered or do not have an etag? Clarity on these issues will be greatly appreciated.

      Alan - 2012-03-14 16:20

      I agree on all points dewet. The CPA protects the consumer from being ripped off. Don’t buy e-tags. I am not going to let anybody deduct money from my account without proof of service. I will insist that Sanral POST all photographs of my car (with my number plates) going through the toll gates. They cannot email them because my spam blocker won’t allow them. Then if they can get that right then maybe I will pay.

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