City to fight for new MyCiTi routes

The City will oppose attempts to stop the MyCiTi bus service from going to Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain.

The City said it will oppose any attempts to stop it from rolling out its MyCiTi bus service to Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain by December 2013.

CAPE TOWN - The City said it will oppose any attempts to stop it from rolling out its MyCiTi bus service to Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain by December 2013.

The City presented its provisional financial results on Tuesday which indicated it spent over 90 percent of its more than R4 billion capital budget.

It plans to spend hundreds of millions of rands more on improving access to public transport.

Mayor Patricia De Lille said the nature of the city has changed, and public transport has to adapt.

"Golden Arrow has been operating their way for 150 years. Circumstances have changed and new players have come into the market."

De Lille said they will defend their position against the Golden Arrow bus service's court challenge.

"We feel it is anti-competitive behaviour to want to take the city to court for bringing in better services to more people in the city of Cape Town."