E-toll tariff cuts cold comfort to Gauteng motorists

Dr Neil Campbell MPL

Spokesperson on Roads and Transport

Reports this morning that Transport Minister Ben Martins is “working hard” to find ways to soften the blow of e-tolling on the people of Gauteng is cold comfort.

Further cuts to e-tolling tariffs are nothing more than a Trojan Horse and do little to legitimise the controversial project marred by concerns of collusion and questions over cost-effectiveness and the real beneficiaries of e-tolling.

E-toll tariffs can always be raised once the system is up and running, at which point the people of Gauteng will have no choice but to accept them.

Minister Martins and Sanral should come clean on the entire e-tolling project and address the concerns of the people of Gauteng instead of trying to force e-tolls onto the province cloaked in short-lived tariff cuts.