Toll tariffs to rise!
It’s that time of year again … prices are going up and budgets are being revised. Those using South Africa’s national roads are going to have to do some budget revision as well, as toll tariffs on the N3, N4 and tolled sections of the N1, N2, N17 and R30 are to be raised.
Effective from March 7, the toll tariffs on these roads will be adjusted in line with the Consumer Price Index (CPI), based on the preceding twelve months’ CPI.
The average CPI adjustment for toll tariffs on roads managed by the South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) is 6,017 percent. “We use the inflation rate as a guide, as we do not want to increase road usage costs beyond what is reasonable,” explains Nazir Alli, CEO of Sanral.
The minister of transport approved the tariffs proposed by Sanral for 2015/16 in February 2015, following which they were gazetted.
Users (and payers) of the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP) roads need not worry, though, as the tariffs that came into operation in December 2013 will not be adjusted at this stage.
A full breakdown of the adjusted tariffs can be found here.