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Oct 11, 2012

Roll-out of Gauteng e-tolling to be announced soon

PROJECT|Road|Roads|South African National Roads Agency Limited|System|transport|Richard Baloyi

An announcement on the roll-out of the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP) will be made very soon, says acting Minister for Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Richard Baloyi.

Addressing reporters during a post-Cabinet briefing on Thursday, Baloyi said an announcement would be made following the stakeholder engagement processes, which were currently taking place.

The Constitutional Court opened the way for the GFIP system to be implemented when it set aside a Pretoria High Court ruling made in April that prevented the system from going ahead, pending a judicial review in November.

This means South African National Roads Agency Limited and the Department of Transport are legally entitled to begin rolling out the system.

The final rounds of talks between government and stakeholders on the GFIP are expected to be concluded soon.

The inter-ministerial task team has already consulted labour federation Congress of South African Trade Unions and the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance, and will end with a meeting with the Road Freight Association.

Edited by: SANews, SA government news service
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