E-toll price hikes coming in March

Fees for the much maligned e-toll system in Gauteng, are set rise by almost 5% from 1 March, 2016.

This is according to the Automobile Association (AA) pointing to an announcement of the increases contained in a Government Gazette (#39695) issued on Tuesday, 15 February.

“We are making motorists aware of these increases as the information does not appear on Sanral’s e-toll website, nor are we aware of any Sanral customers being directly informed thereof,” the association said.

“No mention of any adjustments to the capped limit for tagged users is made in the Government Gazette,” it said.

These increases to the toll rates come barely six months after the tariffs were reduced as a result of a public outcry, and discounts of up to 60% were offered on outstanding balances before September 2015.

“This announcement is the latest move by Sanral, which appears to be intensifying its efforts to secure more payments for the tolling system,” the AA said.

It called on Sanral to be more upfront with its information, “and to try and win over support, rather than relying on other organisations such as ourselves to inform the media and the public”.

Here are the new prices as published in the Gazette.

New e-toll prices from 1 March 2016
New e-toll prices from 1 March 2016

This article was originally published on BusinessTech and is reproduced with permission.

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