The e-toll payment compliance rate on the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project has declined further and is now at 18% – its lowest level ever.
Cabinet has decided to scrap the electronic tolling of Gauteng’s freeways, Moneyweb reported on Monday, citing transport minister Fikile Mbalula.
Government has once again failed to make any pronouncement on the future of the controversial e-tolls scheme in Gauteng.
A final decision on the future of e-tolls on the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project has still not been taken by government.
Roads agency Sanral reported an almost one-third slump in revenue from e-tolls in Gauteng in the financial year to end-March 2021.
Roads agency Sanral appears to be delaying the award of a tender for the management of e-toll collections until the government takes a decision on the future of e-tolls.
Acting minister in the presidency Khumbudzo Ntshavheni said during a post-cabinet meeting media briefing on Thursday that a decision on the future of e-tolls has not yet been taken by cabinet.
South Africa is planning to scrap e-tolls in Gauteng, MEC for transport Jacob Mamabolo said. “They are being scrapped,” he said in an interview with SAfm.
It appears increasingly likely the government will once again miss its self-imposed new deadline to make a pronouncement on the future of e-tolls by the end of March 2021.
Sanral has baulked at commenting on allegations that ETC, which manages the collection of e-tolls, agreed to pay R40-million to an allegedly dodgy subcontractor two weeks before ETC won the Gauteng e-tolls contract.