Sanral hikes national toll tariffs by 4.7%

2011-03-11 09:00

National toll tariffs would increase by 4.71% on average from Tuesday, the SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) said today.

“The tariffs are adjusted in accordance with the preceding 12-month Consumer Price Index (CPI),” said Sanral CEO Nazir Alli.

“Available funding for the national road network is decided in the context of other pressing demands on the fiscus. Given that South Africa’s road infrastructure requires substantial investment and frequent reinvestment, it uses the ‘user pay’ principle to keep the national road network in a condition that reduces the cost of repair and maintenance of vehicles,” said Alli.

The toll adjustments are for all conventional toll plazas in the country.

This does not include the controversial Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project.

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