E-tolls on the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project appear set to be part of the lives of motorists for another year – unless the government finally takes a decision to scrap the controversial scheme.
Kusa Kokutsha, whose bid for the cancelled Sanral tender for the continued management of e-tolls was R4.5-billion cheaper than the second bidder, has lodged a high court application to review the cancellation of the tender.
Roads agency Sanral has reissued the tender it cancelled in March for the continued management of e-tolls, despite the continuing uncertainty that exists over the future of e-tolls.
The designation of the toll operations of Sanral as an essential service during the coronavirus lockdown is being questioned by both the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse and the Automobile Association.
Roads agency Sanral has cancelled the tender it issued in August last year for the continued management of e-tolls and claims it has not been informed of any decision by the government on the future of the system.
It’s high noon for the future of e-tolls. A final decision on the controversial Gauteng tolling scheme is expected to be made in Wednesday’s budget speech.
Despite an imminent government decision on the future of e-tolls, the department of transport has published revised tariffs for the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project that will be effective from 1 March.
Finance minister Tito Mboweni has reiterated that government has decided to retain the user-pay principle and e-tolls on the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project.