Outa says that if the last 20 percent of motorists stop paying etolls, the system will have to be abandoned.
Gauteng Premier planning to scrap e-tolls altogether.
Outa has filed its paper for the etolls litigation process in response to Sanral’s declarations against its members.
The average number of etolls bills not paid stand at around R55 million, with the highest outstanding amount being recorded on March 2017.
Not only will Gauteng motorists join the rest of SA in paying more at freeway toll gates, they’ll also pay more for etolls.
Outa has dug deeper to research costs of the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project, alleging over expenditure of R10 billion.
Sanral has asked motorists to pay their outstanding bills.
A probe into the awarding of the etolls collection tender to ETC is yet to be concluded after being launched four years ago by the Public Protector.
The roads agency has been trying for over four years to have sections of the road tolled, every time met with fierce resistance from the City of Cape Town.
Outa members are now provisionally immune from legal claims by Sanral for non-payment of etolls.
An exemption from paying etolls fees for Class A2 vehicles is meaningless because of the tedious application process, Outa has said.
Gauteng-Region City Observatory found that people will pay for etolls – if they are happy with the current condition of the roads. Outa disputes the findings.
Fossils that are hundreds of millions of years old and are normally nearly impossible to find have been discovered during Sanral roadworks near Grahamstown.
Sanral said a total of sum of R136 million in discounted etolls payments had been received during the initial dispensation period.
Motorists have 12 more days to settle their etolls debt at 60% less than the original amount.
Right on cue, Outa has come out to dispute Sanral’s claim.
There are two weeks left before the 60% etolls discount dispensation ends.
Outa hits back at what it says are shocking undertones to Sanral’s Wednesday press briefing.