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E-tags will be used in other provinces

The e-tag system will be rolled out at toll plazas in provinces other than Gauteng, Sanral said on Wednesday.
"We want to use this technology at every toll system that we have. There is a roll-out programme within the existing one," said South African National Roads Agency Limited's project manager Alex van Niekerk.

However, this did not mean that the e-tolling system would be implemented throughout the country.

"There is no decision by government as to what happens in other provinces," said transport department spokesman Tiyani Rikhotso.

Van Niekerk said that by using e-tags, motorists would be able to proceed through other toll plazas without having to stop and physically pay. This would reduce traffic congestion there.

He said the roll-out of the e-tag system would also mean building of gantries on all highways, happened in Gauteng.

Van Niekerk said 10,000 motorists were already using e-tags at the Bakwena Toll Plaza, on the N4 between Gauteng and the northern parts of the country.

Source: Sapa via I-Net Bridge

Posted on 8 Nov 2012 11:11


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