E-tolling to start on April 30

National Treasury said that tolling on Gauteng roads will begin on 30 April 2012

February 22, 2012
e-toll

Tolling on roads included in the controversial Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project will begin on April 30, the National Treasury said on Wednesday.

In a government announcement issued alongside the Budget, it said government had contributed a once-off 5.75 billion rand to the South African National Roads Agency to bring about a lowering of proposed toll fees.

It said the contribution by government will ensure that tariffs are reduced for vehicles with e-tags to 30c per kilometre for light vehicles, 20c per kilometer for motorcycles, 75c for non-articulated trucks and 1.51 rand for articulated trucks.

As had previously been announced, taxis and other public transport vehicles remain exempt from toll fees.

In addition, the announcement said that a frequent-user cap of 550 rand per month for light vehicles and motorcycles, as well as time-of-day saving of 20% for heavy vehicles, will be introduced.

Significantly, the debt of SANRAL will increase to 59 billion rand. To ensure sustainability, it said the Minister of Transport will table the necessary legislation to provide SANRAL with enforcement powers for tolling.

Tags: e-Toll, e-tolling, Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project, Headline, SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral), Sanral

Free Email Newsletter:
Subscribe

Shutterstock is the image partner of MyBroadband – technology images can be found here

Join the conversation

Connect with MyBB

twitterfacebookandroidappleblackberrynewsletterfeed

Poll

Do you think technology makes your life better?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

More News

Cellphone store gang arrested

Arrest

Five men have been arrested for allegedly robbing a cellphone store in Cape Town on Saturday

More Medupi delays as officials fight

Medupi power station under construction

A crucial water supply to Eskom’s Medupi power station looks set to be delayed

Soweto’s unpaid Eskom bill – R4 billion

Eskom burnout

Most electricity users in Soweto simply do not pay their bills, with a compliance level of only 16% and an outstanding bill of R4 billion

Web Africa improves ADSL value

Web Africa

Web Africa is increasing the Download Plus ADSL data of all its capped packages, free of charge

Free MyBroadband Newsletter:
Subscribe
X
bool(true)