R3bn budgeted for Moloto road upgrade
to upgrade the Limpopo and Mpumalanga sections of the R573 Moloto road.
“Within the next twelve months, government will take the final decision regarding the planned rail component of this corridor,” he added.
“As part of reviewing the Gauteng Freeway Improvement [Project] (GFIP), we will heighten our consultation with all involved government spheres and nongovernmental stakeholders,” said Nzimande.
Nzimande indicated that, over the medium term, R1.7-billion will be set aside to compensate “for the reduced tariffs for GFIP”.
Commenting on the budget vote, the Democratic Alliance noted that “the e-toll issue alone has turned an otherwise efficient and effective State-owned entitiy into one that is suffering economically”.
“Sanral needs to start facing this issue head-on and listen to the people of Gauteng. The entire e-tolls scheme needs to either be scrapped or be funded differently so that the financial burden is not left with the already overstretched taxpayer. Now more than ever, the Minister must develop a new toll roads policy.