Government forks out millions for e-toll gap

Gauteng etoll gantry on the N1

The etoll gantry on the N1 highway in Johannesburg. The etoll proposal has experienced fierce resistance among South African commuters.

JOHANNESBURG - The Gauteng government is set to fork out R123-million to fund the e-toll gap.

This comes as a result of the recent motorist discounts.

Gauteng Finance MEC Barbara Creecy made the announcement during her medium-term budget policy statement to the provincial legislature.

Creecy says the funds make up 50 percent of the Gauteng Freeway Improvement project shortfall.

The money is set to come from the province&39;s financial reserves.

Creecy added an additional R600-million to the budget for employee compensation.

She said this would not compromise budgets for infrastructure and goods and services.

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