Steering committee to address Gauteng tolling by end of April

2011-03-08 10:42

The special steering committee to address concerns around the proposed e-tolling in Gauteng will be chaired by transport department director-general George Mahlalela and will report by the end of April.

Announcing the “government side” of the steering committee today, Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele said it included Kgaugelo Lekgoro of the premier’s office, Gauteng transport department head Benny Monama and SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) CEO Nazir Ali.

“We plan to include as part of the steering committee organised business, organised labour, commuter organisations, and other government structures and civil society institutions,” he said.

The committee’s constitution is scheduled to be drawn up by March 20, so the organisations now had 10 days to finalise their names.

The committee was expected to report on the matter by the end of April, but Ndebele did not exclude extending the deadline.

Although extensive consultation had already taken place, there was a perception that consultation on the tariffs had been inadequate.

“It is now my responsibility as minister of transport to address all the current concerns relating to this issue,” he said.

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