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Gautrain expansion plan to roll out over two decades

2017/02/20 Gopolang Leepile
 
Areas to be covered in the expansion of Gautrain include Mamelodi, Boksburg, Randburg-Lanseria, Mogale City and Syferfontein as well as Roodepoort and Jabulani.
The feasibility study on the expansion of Gautrain and its full integration into the broader modern public transport system of Gauteng has been completed.
 
Areas to be covered in the expansion of Gautrain include Mamelodi, Boksburg, Randburg-Lanseria, Mogale City and Syferfontein as well as Roodepoort and Jabulani.
 
“This expansion will primarily be done on a public-private partnership basis, in phases that will take a period of two decades (20 years) to complete,” Premier David Makhura said during his State of the Province Address.
 
While MEC for Roads and Transport Ismail Vadi is expected to provide more details on the rail revolution and modernisation of rail infrastructure that is currently undertaken by PRASA in major parts of three metros and two districts in the Gauteng City region next week.
 
The Premier also commanded the leadership of taxi associations in the province for signing a memorandum of understanding to work with government towards the good of the industry and the commuters. 
 
“We are committed to ensuring that the taxi industry is empowered. This includes participation in the BRTs, the expansion of the Gautrain and meaningful participation in the industry supply and value chains.
  
The Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport was also congratulated in the SOPA for receiving the African Union’s Public Service Innovation Award on their Revenue Collection System (REMS).