KZN e-toll reports not true – Dipuo Peters

2014-05-23 10:06

No decision has been taken to introduce the e-tolling system in KwaZulu-Natal, the transport ministry has said.

“Any decision to introduce any form of tolling in any part of the country will be taken in consultation with authorities,” said Transport Minister Dipuo Peters today.

The decision could only be taken after consultation with affected parties.

“I therefore wish to clarify reports that a decision has been taken to introduce electronic tolling in some parts of KwaZulu-Natal as untrue.”

She said although the country needed to resolve the current road infrastructure backlog, it was important to consult thoroughly with potentially affected parties.

“We are currently focused on resolving some of the challenges emanating from the introduction of electronic tolling in some parts of the Gauteng province.”

On Wednesday, the SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) revealed that the province was set to have e-tolling on the N2 and the N3 by November.

Unlike in Gauteng it would not be an additional toll but simply an alternative means of collecting existing tolls, Sanral KwaZulu-Natal and the Free State regional manager Logashri Sewnarain said at the time.

The e-tolling system would be implemented at the existing Mariannhill Toll Plaza on the N3 and on the N2 at the Oribi Toll Plaza near Port Shepstone.

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