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10 March 2011 at 16:12 - Posted by Anonymous

SANRAL raises toll fees


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The South African National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL), the national road agency that is part of the Transport Department, announced on Thursday that it had increased toll road fees in accordance with the 12-month consumer price index.

While some toll fee increases were below the current consumer price index of 3.7%, others were far above this inflation gauge.
 
These latest toll tariff adjustments for conventional toll plazas would be effective on March 15 2011.
 
SANRAL stressed that the toll adjustments were indicative of all conventional toll plazas in South Africa and were not applicable to the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project's open-road electronic tolling.
 
On February 22, Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele and Gauteng's premier, Nomvula Mokonyane, agreed to suspend the gazetting of the new electronic toll-road.
 
The agency said this annual toll adjustments were effective on all national toll routes.
 
“The tariffs are adjusted in accordance with the preceding 12 month consumer price index (CPI),” it said.
 
The consumer price index is presently 3.7%.
 
For instance, toll fees increased 3.4% to R6 in 2011 from R5.80 in 2010 for light vehicles that pass Stormvoel Plaza.
 
But new toll fees in Marianhill Plaza rose 6.6% to R8 in 2011 from R7.50 in 2010.
 
“Available funding for the national road network is decided in the context of other pressing demands on the fiscus,” SANRAL said. - I-Net Bridge
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