'CT toll will be different to Gauteng'

Sanral says the new proposed system will have a manless boom.

Sanral says the new proposed system will have a unmanned boom. Picture: EWN

CAPE TOWN - The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) says a proposed tolling plan for Cape Town will differ from the one in Gauteng.

The City of Cape Town has gone to the courts to prevent Sanral from going ahead with its Cape Winelands toll project on the N1 and N2.

Last year the city was granted an interdict to stop the initiative.

Sanral's Vusi Mona, explains how the proposed system will work in the cape.

"We intent to bring about conventional tolling where a motorist gets to a toll plaza transact and the boom opens and then the motorist then drives off.

"It's not like the open road tolling system we have in Gauteng where people transact electronically."

Last week, hundreds of Democratic Alliance (DA) supporters picketed outside of the Western Cape High Court against an application by the Sanral to keep certain details of a proposed tolling project a secret.

Sanral wants certain information relating to the N1 and N2 Winelands toll project to be kept out of the public domain.

This move is opposed by the DA who runs the City of Cape Town.