Paul Mashatile: Don’t destroy e-toll gantries

2014-10-14 10:46

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Removing the e-toll gantries from Gauteng highways is not a solution, the ANC in the province has said.

“We reject the reckless calls for the gantries to be removed and destroyed,” ANC Gauteng chairperson Paul Mashatile told the Gauteng advisory panel on e-tolls at the provincial legislature.

He said the technology of the e-toll gantries was valuable and alternative functions should be found for them.

Mashatile was accompanied by a large delegation from the party’s provincial executive council.

The ANC suggested a few solutions to the largely rejected e-tolling system, including a national nominal increase in the fuel levy and an increase in vehicle licence fees to cover the debt incurred through the Gauteng freeway improvement project.

“We aren’t opposed to the user-pay principle but to the current model of the e-toll system,” said Mashatile.

He said the ANC was open to other alternatives.

He suggested that greater emphasis and state resources should go towards improving public transport.

Gauteng Premier David Makhura established the panel on July 17 to assess the social and economic effect of e-tolls.

The review panel is examining the economic and social impact of the freeway improvement project and the electronic tolling system set up to fund it.

The panel is expected to present its findings to Makhura at the end of November.

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