Sanral studies e-toll interdict

Sanral is still studying the e-toll interdict handed down by the North Gauteng High Court.

Gauteng e-tolls. Picture:EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) on Wednesday said is still studying a court interdict against the Gauteng e-tolls.

On Saturday, the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria granted an urgent interdict against the controversial project.

The ruling will allow for a full review of the system.

The case was brought by the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa), who feel that the e-tolling system is unjust.

The Department of Transport and National Treasury are also studying the judgment.

Sanral said it will respect the ruling, but the agency could appeal the matter.

But this could be difficult and expensive, and there is the added risk of causing further public outrage.

Outa has requested Sanral to provide full records of the decision to implement e-tolling, including various contracts entered into.

The alliance will use this information to prepare for the court review.

If there is no appeal, e-tolling could stay offline until 2013.

Under the project, Gauteng motorists will pay 30 cents per kilometre to use some of the province's highways.