Cape N1/N2 highway project still on hold

Sanral says it will take its cue from the courts whether to go ahead with the WC tolling project.

DA members march against the controversial N1/N2 toll highway project. Picture: Graeme Raubenheimer/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) says it will take its cue from the courts as to whether it will go ahead with plans to toll the N1 and N2 highways in the Western Cape.

The Western Cape High Court last year granted the City Of Cape Town an interim interdict, temporarily derailing the agency's plans.

Sanral spokesperson Vusi Mona says, " The matter is currently before the courts. We are waiting for a court date for a review. The court will make a ruling and then we can assess from there. If they say we can go ahead, we'll go ahead."

Meanwhile, the Western Cape Transport Department says a new integrated transport network is set to start operating in George toward the end of April this year.

More than R100 million has been pumped into the system.

Western Cape Transport MEC robin Carlisle says, "George is in fact the first integrated public transport service in a non-Metro town in South Africa. Now all the taxi, bus and municipality people have bought in."