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Wider roads, upgrades for DBN

2012-08-14 12:08

Public transport in Durban is set to receive upgrades worth R25-billion over the next 10 years, The Mercury reported on Tuesday, August14, 2012.

According to the newspaper, implementation of the Integrated Rapid Public Transport Network would be implemented in four phases.

TRANSPORT FOR EVERYONE

Expected from the upgrade are the widening and upgrading of roads, pedestrian walkways, creation of dedicated bus lanes and the upgrading of bicycle lanes and parking facilities.

Also part of the plan is the procurement of 800 extra articulated buses serving three high-volume corridors as well as a rail route from Bridge City to the CBD running through Rossburgh, Isipingo and Umlazi.

A bicycle-rent system, similar to those in London and Paris, would be made available from transfer stations. For commuters wanting to park their vehicles before boarding public transport, there will be a park-and-ride facility.

The Passenger Rail Agency will also benefit from this plan, receiving R1.5-billion worth of upgrades. They will focus on stations and signals along the route to ensure greater safety between rail and road transport.

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Comments
  • nrgx.nrg - 2012-08-14 17:02

    "Expected from the upgrade are the widening and upgrading of roads, pedestrian walkways, creation of dedicated bus lanes and the upgrading of bicycle lanes and parking facilities." this sounds like a overseas company proposal, here again we will see the same furor that the e-toll gantries. 1st world structures with 3rd (nearing 4th) world logic cannot and will not work!

  • walter.ndlovu.161 - 2012-08-14 20:31

    they make a bus lane where the fast lane is suppose to be, the fast lane is now in the middle. so fast cars now have slow cars on its right and left side. IT VERY DANGEROUS. If your car breaks down in the middle of the freeway there is no place whereby you can pull over an park cause that place has been turned into a lane. So what do you do? you get rear ended. OUR GOVT IS THE STUDIEST EVER!

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