Tolls are not levied on road sections unless they have been upgraded, the general manager of communications at the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral), Vusi Mona, has told MyBroadband.
Mona explained Sanral’s policy in this regard to answer questions about 3 gantries which aren’t listed on Sanral’s website, but are included in pricing tables published as part of the E-toll regulations in the Government Gazette.
The gantries in question were Ugaga (on the N12 route), Inkovu (N4), and Penguin (N4).
“The upgrading of the N4 between the Proefplaas Interchanges, and the start of the N4 TRAC toll road, were part of the original development plan of the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP), with tolling points along this route,” Mona said.
However, this section has not been upgraded and Mona said it is Sanral’s policy to not toll roads unless upgrades have taken place.
“It is not foreseen that these 3 toll gantries will be erected in the near future,” Mona said.