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DA to challenge Cape e-toll project

Mar 26 2013 12:44 Sapa

Thousands of protesters are against e-tolling in Gauteng. (AFP)

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Johannesburg - The Democratic Alliance vowed on Tuesday to fight the introduction of toll roads in the Western Cape.

"(We) will fight the implementation of toll roads in the Western Cape like we are fighting them in Gauteng," said Western Cape party leader Ivan Meyer.

Roads mayoral committee member Brett Herron earlier said an application to halt construction of the N1-N2 Winelands toll highway project in Cape Town would be heard in May.

Sanral served the city with a notice on March 6 indicating that it intended resuming the toll project.

Herron said the urgent interdict application had been set down for May 16 and 17 in the Western Cape High Court.

"Despite the best efforts of the City's legal teams, the SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) has thus far not provided the people of Cape Town with a full understanding of the financial implications of this massive project," he said.

Meyer said communities that would be affected by the toll roads had the right to be consulted properly.

"As in Gauteng, we believe that each and every community who will be affected by the implementation of these roads have the right to be properly consulted," he said.

"Toll roads will inevitably drive up the cost of transportation and constrain freedom of movement, opportunity and growth in this province. Until now, no socio-economic impact study had been done and no consultation had taken place."

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