74% of e-toll income is paid to Austrian company – Outa

Outa has stated that 74% of e-toll income is paid to the Austrian e-toll collection company ETC.

“Following Minister Joe Maswanganyi’s recent explanation of the e-toll situation in Parliament, Outa has deduced that of the R2.9 billion e-toll income received from motorists since December 2013 to March 2017, the Austrian-owned e-toll collection company ETC was paid R2.2 billion (74%),” said Outa.

“This is a clear indication of how irrational the scheme has become.”

Outa said with an average of R55 million per month paid to ETC, and with the current e-toll income levels at around R63 million per month, “virtually no money is going toward the e-toll bonds”.

Outa has long called for e-tolls to be done away with, and plans to challenge the system in court.

Recent reports stated that only 30% of motorists have paid their e-toll invoices over the past two years.

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74% of e-toll income is paid to Austrian company – Outa