Increase in e-toll registration

2012-04-18 14:04

There has been a “significant increase” of e-tag registrations in Gauteng, according to the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral).

Most of the registrations had taken place at mall outlets, it said in a statement.

The agency was unable to provide a figure but Beeld newspaper reported that more than 350 000 e-tags had been registered to date for e-tolling.

Salahdin Yacoubi, chief executive of electronic toll collections, told the publication that between 5 000 and 10 000 people had registered daily in the past week.

E-tolling is set to go live on April 30. Sanral gazetted new tariffs on Friday.

Alternate users (people without e-tags) will be charged R1.75 per kilometre, compared to the standard tariff of 30 cents per kilometre for registered users.

Sanral said the higher fee was because of the need to recover costs, including invoicing and debt collection.

Yesterday, several organisations and political parties raised concerns about the tariffs and asked Sanral to postpone the launch.

The Congress of South African Trade Unions said it was planning another strike against the e-toll system.

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