sanral thumb100 The Citizen reports that the SA National Roads Agency (Sanral) says that unless it solves its funding problem caused by the widespread e-tolls boycott, things are going to get a whole lot worse with the commute between Johannesburg and Pretoria.  

It took just 30 minutes to drive from Pretoria to Joburg during peak traffic when the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP) was completed in 2011, though e-tolling was only launched in December 2013.  “Based on the growth in the number of cars on the route, we expect the commute from Pretoria to Joburg to take two hours during peak hours,” said Alex van Niekerk, Sanral’s project manager for GFIP.  The same commute currently takes about an hour in busy traffic.  The Gauteng car pool has grown by 1 million vehicles to 4.2 million since 2009.

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