E-toll tariff increase like 'putting air into a burst tyre'
The roads agency will increase toll fees by five percent from 1 March.
JOHANNESBURG - Anti e-toll group Outa says the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral)'s increased tariffs are a futile exercise because people are not paying.
Sanral says it will adjust toll fees by five percent from 1 March.
Outa's Wayne Duvenage says with less than 10 percent of motorists paying for e-tolls, the system could be likened to putting air into a burst tyre.
"The system has defunct and it has failed to achieve its objectives, which is to finance and service a bond of R260 million a month."
Some motorists say the toll fees adjustment is ridiculous.
"I travel with someone who pays e-tolls and he will probably increase his transport fees for me. I don't know how I am going to afford the increase," a concerned motorist said.
Another motorist says the increase will only make things worse.
Last year Sanral implemented a six year period where motorist would see a 60 percent discount on what they owe.