E-toll panel rejects fuel levy: report

The e-toll advisory panel has rejected the idea of using a ring-fenced fuel levy to pay for e-tolls, BDLive reported, citing a government source.

The “well-placed source” in government further dashed hopes that the system would be scrapped completely.

This follows reports by PowerFM last week (9 January) stating that the e-toll panel report would recommend that e-tags become compulsory, suggesting that cars be fitted with e-tags before leaving dealerships.

The radio station also reported that there could be a possible reduction in the maximum cap on e-tolling.

PowerFM claimed to have seen part of the e-toll review report; however, officially, there has been no word on the report, nor its contents.

Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance chairman Wayne Duvenage said that it is problematic to look at suggestions that may have been made in the report outside of the context of the report as a whole.

Duvenage said that it may just be one of many suggestions contained in the report.

According to BDLive, Gauteng government spokesman Thabo Masebe said that all claims were “pure speculation”, as nobody has seen the report.

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