Johannesburg - The cabinet has approved a bill that will
pave the way for the implementation of e-tolling on the Gauteng Freeway
Improvement Project (GFIP), according to Business Report.
The transport laws and related matters amendment bill of
2012 had been approved by cabinet and would be tabled for submission to
parliament by Transport Minister Ben Martins, the report said.
Cabinet spokesperson Jimmy Manyi reportedly said the
legislation had been "necessitated by the development of the GFIP, as well
as future plans for the development of road infrastructure".
Wayne Duvenage, leader of the Opposition to Urban Tolling
Alliance (Outa), said he had yet to see the bill but it appeared that the
government was sending a clear message of its intention to go ahead with
Duvenage said yesterday that the high court in Pretoria will
hear arguments in the e-toll case on November 26.
Under the e-toll project, motorists will pay over 35 cents a
kilometre to travel on some of Gauteng's freeways.
The project was to have been launched on April 30.