KZN to get e-tolls, reveals Sanral
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KZN to get e-tolls, reveals Sanral

2014-05-21 15:14

Durban - KwaZulu-Natal is set to have electronic tolling on the N2 and the N3 by November this year, the SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) revealed on Wednesday.

Unlike in Gauteng it would not be an additional toll but simply an alternative means of collecting existing tolls, Sanral KwaZulu-Natal and the Free State regional manager Logashri Sewnarain said.

The e-tolling system would be implemented at the existing Mariannhill Toll Plaza on the N3 and on the N2 at the Oribi Toll Plaza near Port Shepstone.

"It must be remembered that it's not an additional toll," she said.

The current method of paying tolls at booths at Oribi and Mariannhill would be maintained but additional lanes would be added and vehicles would be able to go through the new e-toll lanes at a speed of about 40km/h.

She said the booms in the e-toll lanes would not automatically open for vehicles without e-tags.

Vehicles without e-tags would still have to drive through the traditional booths and pay their money or present a card to the cashiers.

More than 100 000 vehicles used the N3 daily and implementing an e-tolling system would improve traffic flow.

"The manual toll booths can process between 200 and 300 vehicles an hour where as up to 700 vehicles an hour can pass through using e-tags," she said.

Comments
  • apollo.rockefeller - 2014-05-21 15:19

    Sanral logic: I'm already not able to pay my current bills, let me spend more money. Was etolls just suppose to be a job creation scheme?

      NoAbsolutes - 2014-05-21 16:34

      A kickback scheme maybe?

      Klaus Muller - 2014-05-21 16:50

      It is a well known fact that politicians, especially those with CancER are specialists in spending other peoples money, never their own !!

  • Charles Kaplan - 2014-05-21 15:22

    Watch out Natalians, E Tolls by stealth will follow, ZANC need revenue for their future survival

      Pixie Dust - 2014-05-21 16:36

      Haha, Durbanites can't even fill up a stadium for an international band/act..... If we can't afford it we stay home and smoke weed, Good-luck ANC we are too chilled here in KZN to waste money on zumas new things. Sorry, i will not pay and i will take the faster route through the etol for free, thank you :D

  • Tshilidzi Choppa Phuravhathu - 2014-05-21 15:23

    How about doing that to the N1 gantries and we wouldn't spend 10 hours on the road during Easter weekend plus that would reduce fatigue resulting in less accidents.

      John Smith - 2014-05-21 15:29

      You have way too much trust in a e-tag........it's worrying.

      Mike 881 - 2014-05-21 15:55

      Instead you will spend the 10 hours in queues trying to get the etoll billing mess sorted out on your etoll account???

      SunshinyDay - 2014-05-21 16:10

      How is Etolls going to help?

  • Warwick Railton - 2014-05-21 15:23

    sanral is an utter failure and public enemy No 1................Those Durban fella's gonna make your life Hell sanral...............stupid is stupid....

      Jurgen Eksteen - 2014-05-21 16:39

      I hope so for the KZN Provincial ANC will stumble over themselves in order to have this implemented as soon as possible. Luckily here in Cape Town the DA Provincial government does everything in it's power to stop this Officially sanctioned shake down. Sanral can't give account to where the Du Toit-Kloof Tunnle's revenue goes to for it can EASILY pay for any upgrades that is needed, but instead they use upgrade costs as an excuse to etoll both the N1 & N2 ... they won't succeed.

  • Retlaw Yelmoc - 2014-05-21 15:26

    I am not falling for it! Then you'll be charged automatically when you come to Gauteng!

      Freddie Miller - 2014-05-21 15:58

      Good point

      Zohan Steppingstone - 2014-05-21 16:05

      Yes indeed.

  • John Smith - 2014-05-21 15:27

    "It must be remembered that it's not an additional toll," she said. NOT YET !!!! Once the tags are sold, the extra gantries will pop up like weeds. Just another "nice" way to tell you that you are about to get screwed !!

      tess.boltar - 2014-05-21 15:36

      Thin edge of the wedge. Soon there will be regular increases. Don't be conned.

      Mario Meyer - 2014-05-21 16:38

      EXACTLY WHAT I WAS THINKING!!! THEY TAUGHT US WELL TO THINK LIKE SKELMS!

  • Bomi Shinga - 2014-05-21 15:30

    It has only been about 2 weeks, Viva ANC Viva More upgrades needed in Nkandla, Free State you are next!

      John Smith - 2014-05-21 16:02

      Now imagine the next 3118 weeks ......

      Bomi Shinga - 2014-05-21 16:37

      by the end of this term, I am sure we will be paying just to go to sleep

  • mmmmTim - 2014-05-21 15:31

    OK, well everyone will be able to send their eTags to their friends in Natal and create even more confusion on the system, wrong car in the photos etc. Means that they will actually collect LESS money at the tolls as people,can now go through and argue about paying later. SCAMRAL really cannot get this right and cannot see all the creative ideas that people will come up with to avoid all tolls

      John Smith - 2014-05-21 15:51

      WELL !!!! NOW THAT deserves a Bells !!!!

      David Smith - 2014-06-27 13:37

      A brilliant plan! Everyone with an e-tag should report theirs stolen and then swop it with someone else!!! It'll take years to sort out the mess!

  • JudithNkwe - 2014-05-21 15:35

    Loss of jobs at the toll plazas - not acceptable

      theJoPot - 2014-05-21 15:43

      I agree, why has nobody noticed that? Get rid of people doing a legitimate job just because you want more money in your own pockets.... Typical South African politics...

  • Kevin Marsh - 2014-05-21 15:35

    Warning - never buy an E tag . Kwa Zulu Natal , you have been warned.

  • Sphesh Nondumiso Hlatshwayo - 2014-05-21 15:36

    Bayasidakelwa ke manje(Looney toons)...we've got enough tolls thank u very much

      Revelgen - 2014-05-21 16:03

      Ayalusi - the roads have ALREADY been paid for, in case you didn't notice. And we also pay well over R100 in taxes every time we fill our tanks - part of which is SUPPOSED to be 'Road Tax.' Forget it mate. You are either a fatcat ANC member hellbent on further screwing the public, or you work for Scamral. No other possibility.

      Sphesh Nondumiso Hlatshwayo - 2014-05-21 16:22

      @Ayalusi calling them drunk is not swearing them...I guess your one of those not so bright and clever ones Zuma is always talking about

  • Vusie Sibiya - 2014-05-21 15:37

    This means war. Am tellimh you. Mpumalanga we are next.

  • Andre Bosch - 2014-05-21 15:42

    The current method of paying tolls at booths at Oribi and Mariannhill would be maintained but additional lanes would be added and vehicles would be able to go through the new e-toll lanes at a speed of about 40km/h. She said the booms in the e-toll lanes would not automatically open for vehicles without e-tags. ************* They are going to operate booms with vehicles traveling at 40km/h?!?!?!?!?

      Ann Ornelas - 2014-05-21 16:34

      My thought on this is that I wonder how many un-tagged vehicles are going to cruise through the un-boomed lanes :-). Just a thought, use it or don't..

  • Alan Robertson - 2014-05-21 15:42

    Those who voted anc should buy e tags

      Mveleli Zotsho Nkanjeni-Gayiya - 2014-05-21 16:13

      Viva Old main road viva

  • Charlie Mingaz - 2014-05-21 15:44

    Sanral is crazy we don't want this..how about some of us who travell from Durban to Joburg 3 Times a week? We must pay in Durban and in Joburg?

  • Peter William - 2014-05-21 15:49

    YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED START FIGHTING IT NOW. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED

  • Grant Raymond Kendal - 2014-05-21 15:49

    Thank goodness. Hooray for keeping up with technology

  • Timothy Mac Wyne - 2014-05-21 15:52

    Sleeper Tolls. They must really think people are stupid.

  • Mike 881 - 2014-05-21 15:52

    Once again, existing highway! Scumral takes an existing highway, does a few improvements at a hugely inflated cost and then overcharges for future use of that highway. Oh and I forgot they also implement the most inefficient, most corrupt method of collecting funds from motorists for their cadres personal benefits!

      Missmizz Sabath - 2014-05-21 16:41

      Don't forget the cr***y improvement jobs they do, with cr***y material! And then want to be paid for it.

  • konfab - 2014-05-21 15:53

    KZN wanted ANC. KZN got ANC. I just feel sorry for the people who have to suffer at the whim of these idiots.

  • Brandan Smit - 2014-05-21 15:55

    Notice how he HAD TO STRESS THE POINT of it not being ADDITIONAL e-tolls.... Yet.... I'm all for technology, but the one and two changes is acceptable but before KZN knows what's happening... BAM!!! UV lights all the way up the coast...

  • Rendani Nemavhidi - 2014-05-21 15:56

    Great ! The commodification of basic services project is on the roll who knows where it is gonna stop! I yeza na kuwe KZN! Join the Joy Rid or perhaps more aptly Pay Ride!

  • Andile Bozzar Novah Mbatha - 2014-05-21 15:56

    Thanks for your vote, now KISS MY ASS. Lol

  • Peter Petrovski - 2014-05-21 15:57

    more money for the bosses

  • Gavin Badenhorst - 2014-05-21 15:57

    Why don't they fix the roads instead of worrying about e-tolls

  • Peter William - 2014-05-21 15:59

    YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED START FIGHTING IT NOW. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED

  • Lona Sisusa - 2014-05-21 15:59

    Proudly Brought to you by ANC

  • Pieter Jansen - 2014-05-21 16:00

    We did not ask for it so we will not pay it

      Nhlakanipho Shezi - 2014-05-21 16:15

      No one is forcing you to put a tag or pay by e tag ,you can pay using your card or cash

  • Rendani Nemavhidi - 2014-05-21 16:01

    Congratulations KZN! As they say Gauteng breathes and all provinces catch the cold. You may just get away with a minimum relief of R500 of your monthly income.

      mica gogome - 2014-05-21 16:28

      How can you congratulate the implementations of etols mara hey?Etols are very oppressive

  • Gavin Badenhorst - 2014-05-21 16:02

    What I cannot understand people are against e-tolls,but if you go pass these e-toll booths people are standing in rows.

  • Natasha Venter - 2014-05-21 16:05

    they should of have given this option to Gauteng motorists instead of being demanded to buy Etags. Having an option to get Etags should be on you not the whole of Gauteng.

      John Smith - 2014-05-21 16:17

      You don't know how this works, do you? Gauteng won't pay for e-tolls - so we won't buy the e-tag or pay the bill that eventually comes through snailmail....... the moral of the story is WE WILL NOT PAY AND CONTRIBUTE TOWARDS MORE CORRUPTION AND THEFT FROM GOVERNMENT !!!

      Natasha Venter - 2014-05-21 16:59

      you missed the point of what i was trying to say. 1) when this whole Etag thing came about, the government should of have said (hey we putting Etag BUT for those of you who don't want the tag, you don't have to get it and for those of you who want Etag you more than welcome to apply for them) what i´m saying is that the government should of have gone about it differently) it all about choices and it should of have been the choice of the public.

      John Smith - 2014-05-22 15:05

      It was a choice since the beginning, they didn't force us to buy it, but they did however make it sound that should you buy one you'll get discounts and crap. So far we only got the crap. I a few months it’ll be over anyway.

  • Natasha Venter - 2014-05-21 16:09

    they should of have given this option to Gauteng motorists instead of being demanded to buy Etags. wanting to get an Etags should be your choice and not to be forced to buy if you don't want to.

  • Jabula Nkomo - 2014-05-21 16:14

    Wow! Well put Mnce

  • mica gogome - 2014-05-21 16:24

    Etol must be removed physically

  • Yaseen Bux - 2014-05-21 16:25

    ANC is really testing the patience of the public!the costs of products will go up as a result of this n u just never know with that fuel price!that day may arrive when the people will turn protests into violence against the gov, they are asking for it

  • Missmizz Sabath - 2014-05-21 16:29

    Please KZNers, do as we've done in Gauteng - don't get tagged. Let Sanral battle until hell freezers over.

      John Bass - 2014-05-21 16:34

      Have no fear, KZN will not go the Etag route.

  • Nozi Khwela - 2014-05-21 16:31

    Etolls just means job losses at the current tolls and now we will be charged to use the roads everywhere we go in SA. I'm not getting an etag sorry. Will carry on driving via hillcrest. I bet soon They'll probably put Etolls there too.

  • Jaco Ehlers - 2014-05-21 16:34

    The people who get e tags are a bunch of backboneless pricks I will never register for e tolls Zuma can take his and put it s ass

  • Jonathan Botha - 2014-05-21 16:34

    A very clever way of getting everyone registered for e-tolls BEFORE they roll out the system. This way nobody can boycott the system. Mark my words, you'll be paying e-tolls before you know it.

      David Smith - 2014-06-27 13:31

      Bingo!

  • Jaco Ehlers - 2014-05-21 16:34

    To hell with Zuma and E tolls

  • Lara A. - 2014-05-21 16:37

    Lol. And 62% just keep on voting.

  • Gail Evans - 2014-05-21 16:38

    I have had enough of this money making racket going to Tolplan who has already made millions off road users that has gone into their own pockets and not into S.A. Roads. Bunch of criminals and our government is not a government it is a Corporation making profits off the South African people for their own benefit! Or what is known as a fascist corporate state!

  • Craig Lowe - 2014-05-21 16:39

    I think they should go and find a nice dark place and #$%& themselves

  • Justin Van Der Merwe - 2014-05-21 16:41

    Soon they'll put a gantree in my driveway...

  • Petrus Mzaefane Nage - 2014-05-21 16:41

    So soon after elections. The whole S.A will be e-tolled before five year term expires. Msholozi & co. style.

      Anele S'bewu Makaluza - 2014-05-21 16:56

      except WC

  • Pixie Dust - 2014-05-21 16:43

    hey hey zanc and e-tol.... why not fix our existing railroad infrastructure, thus pulling trucks off the freeways, to make it SAFER and less BUSY on the roads? wow, cool idea hey? amazing how you can come up with other options when you think a little about the people you serve rather than yourselves!

      Sihle Zondie - 2014-05-21 17:25

      They can't cos some of the Comrades own Logistics companies and would lose dearly, plus who said Zanc cares about the average joe

  • Maria Ferreira - 2014-05-21 16:49

    Whatever you do ....DO NOT REGISTER.

  • Sean Lock - 2014-05-21 16:51

    So imported goods going to go up again. Sugar will go up again. This is so awesome zanc is starving the people that vote for them. Not a bad idea zanc. Elliminate the poor.

  • Thulanie Lushaba Ka Mbatha - 2014-05-21 16:59

    Dnt act shocked & surprised now we all knew it was coming.

  • Vincent Masilonyana - 2014-05-21 17:11

    Now u got their votes do as u please cos now the power is urs.it is true stupids vote 4 u while clevet thought of nkandla(corruption) nd never voted 4 u.R12,500 is now a must

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