New man at the helm

2018-05-16 06:02
Sanral Eastern Region manager, Dumisani Nkabinde addressing the media.PHOTO: byrone athman

Sanral Eastern Region manager, Dumisani Nkabinde addressing the media.PHOTO: byrone athman

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THE South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) held a media briefing on Friday to introduce Sanral’s new Eastern Region manager, Dumisani Nkabinde.

Taking over from former manager Logashri Sewnarain, Nkabinde said that he had big shoes to fill. “I have big boots to fill, however, I have worked with Logashri and many other experts within Sanral for some time and will accept my new responsibilities as a challenge,” said Nkabinde.

Speaking at his first media briefing in Pietermaritzburg as regional manager, Nkibande emphasised the importance of the Freeway Management System (FMS).

“FMS consists of technologies and strategies to monitor, control and manage freeway traffic more effectively,” said Nkibande.

Nkibande explained that FMS used Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) technologies such as CCTV and communications technology which benefitted the road user through improved congestion management, faster detection, verifications and response to road incidents such as accidents and so on.

“These benefits directly result in safer roads, savings in travel times and fuel costs, as well as contributing to a cleaner environment,” said Nkibande.

Nkibande said that they are currently in the process of expanding the FMS but that it was very costly.

“To roll this out in every area is very costly but the FMS is a huge benefit to all motorists and pedestrians lives,” said Nkibande.

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