Pretoria: In the light of the Constitutional Court’s ruling on the implementation of the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project, government will next week be meeting all the different stakeholders for a second and final round of talks.
“The first of these meetings will take place at the Union Buildings on Tuesday the 25th September at 15:30 between government and the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (OUTA),” the Office of the Deputy President said in a statement on Saturday.
Government will use these meetings to respond to the issues that were raised by the stakeholders and to put on the table the way forward.
“In the meantime, government wants to assure Gauteng motorists and all those who will be using the province’s highways that it is committed to seeking ways of reducing the financial burden of social and economic services to the consumers.
“Accordingly, it has listened to the concerns about the costs and impact of e-tolling to consumers and will respond comprehensively next week,” the statement said.