In its inception, the October Transport Month (OTM) was a call to action for members of the public to use Public Transport in order to address the challenges of traffic congestion on the South African roads. Over the years, OTM has evolved into a campaign that demonstrates service delivery across all modes of transport.
The Minister of Transport, Mr Fikile Mbalula will lead the transport department this month under the theme: “Together shaping the future of Transport”.
Minister Mbalula will launch this year’s campaign in KwaZulu-Natal at the Mpumalanga Regional Stadium in Hammarsdale.
The Minister will also use this opportunity to launch the Hammarsdale Interchange Project which is being implemented between Durban and Pietermaritzburg and forms part of Governments Strategic Integrated Project 2.
The Department of Transport and its entities will showcase transport infrastructure services in roads, public transport, aviation and maritime throughout the OTM campaign.
The department remains committed to further advancing the country’s road safety initiatives and creating awareness of the economic benefits of the sector.
Source: Government of South Africa