Putting an end to the Moloto rail of death

Pretoria – The government will spend just over R34-billion on the development of the Moloto rail corridor – putting an end to the road of death.

According to initial estimates based on the feasibility study, R20bn will go towards a rapid rail service, R10bn on rail stock and another R1.8bn to improve the condition of the road that has claimed so many lives. A further R2.7bn will go towards upgrading several feeder roads along Moloto.

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters said it was painful to repeatedly pay condolences to people that lost their lives on Moloto Road.

Peters said it was time to show that government meant business.

The minister said the outcome of the process would be a rail service that was not for luxury. nor holiday, but built to ensure people reached their destinations safely.

The Transport Department signed the project over to the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) in Hatfield, Pretoria, yesterday. The occasion included the launch of the project implementation and management office at the Prasa headquarters…….

Full article here: Moloto rail corridor to cost R34bn

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