E-toll decision welcomed

2012-04-29 12:52

Johannesburg - Business Unity SA (Busa) on Saturday welcomed the decision by the High Court in Pretoria to put the controversial e-toll system on hold with immediate effect.

"More time is needed to properly address the regulatory and cost implications of the e-toll system," Busa's deputy chief executive Raymond Parsons said in a statement.

He said Busa hoped that the time will be used to engage constructively with key stakeholders on the concerns which arose around the implementation of e-tolling.

"Further engagement by the department of transport and Sanral on this matter is needed to ensure that the final arrangements were more broadly acceptable."

Judge Bill Prinsloo on Saturday granted an urgent interdict, brought by the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa), to stop the launch of the system, so that a full court review could be carried out to decide if it should be scrapped or not. "I make the following order... the first respondent [SA National Roads Agency] is interdicted and restrained from levying and collecting tolls," he said. Prinsloo said that while he realised Sanral would suffer huge financial losses, members of the public would also suffer hardship of the controversial project went ahead.

- SAPA
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