Chapman's Peak toll fares rise

2012-06-12 16:44

Cape Town - Toll fares for Chapman's Peak drive in Cape Town will increase from July, the Western Cape transport department said on Tuesday.

Spokesperson Al-Ameen Kafaar said fares would increase by 6.45%.

A light motor vehicle would pay R33 for a one-way trip, while a motorbike would pay R22.

Buses would be charged R335 for a single trip, and minibus taxis with public transport registration R17.

Kafaar said frequent users would receive discounts, with cars paying as little as R6 a trip.

Ambulances, fire trucks and rescue vehicles with the appropriate licences would be exempt from toll fees.

The Western Cape High Court dismissed an application last week to halt the construction of a control building for an upgraded toll plaza on Chapman's Peak.

The Hout Bay Residents' Association and the Habitat Council approached the court in March, claiming no permission had been granted for the control building to be built within the Table Mountain National Park, a world heritage site.

  • zipho500 - 2012-06-12 17:03

    More reason why i won't ever vote DA,two faced,criticizing e toll and the very next moment they defend their own toll gate,talk about double standards!

      Wayne Klasen - 2012-06-12 18:56

      The only reason why you won't vote DA, is because your name is zipho

      fussed.anderson - 2012-06-13 07:18

      He doesent know how to make an X

      fussed.anderson - 2012-06-13 07:18

      He doesent know how to make an X

      sedick.gydien - 2012-10-01 18:20

      The Chapmans Peak Toll is actually a gemors created by the ANC - under Rasool, Nomaindia, etc.....The DA is actually trying to clean up their gemors. If one applied your reasons for not voting for a particular party, the ANC would have very little voters...except for the skelms, tenderpreneurs, Cadres, denialists, etc

  • dave.leverton - 2012-06-12 17:04

    R66.00 return for a 9 kilometre road - I'll pass.

  • Shirley Van Heerden - 2012-06-12 17:48

    Way to go!! People drowning in debt... Let us get another way to milk the public for more funds to line their pockets!! Better life for all in a free South Africa... How about oxygen tax next!!!

  • Theuns Jacobs - 2012-06-12 19:32

    taxi will pay R17, and a bike R22..NOW THAT MAKE SENSE. shows us who rule the roads!!!

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