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Automobile Association criticises Gautrain expansion plans

The AA reported the decision to increase the Gautrain underscores the bad economical determination to allocate resources to a failing process.&#13

JOHANNESBURG – The Car Affiliation (AA) has strongly criticised the proposed enlargement route of the Gautrain announced just lately by Gauteng Streets and Transport MEC Jacob Mamabolo.

The proposed phase one particular route will run through many spots, which includes Very little Falls, Zandspruit, Cosmo Metropolis, Northriding, Bryanston, Olivedale and Randburg with the Sandton and Marlboro stations currently being upgraded.

The Gautrain has extended been praised for its speed and benefit, but the AA states the expansion will only reward the privileged and price tag taxpayers billions of rand thanks to a shortfall.

The AA mentioned the decision to broaden the Gautrain underscored the bad economical selection to allocate money to a failing method.

It has identified as on the countrywide federal government to halt any discussions regarding the funding of these kinds of expansions.

Spokesperson Layton Beard said, “Any enlargement of Gautrain perpetuates the technique which caters for a minority of citizens. All the though costing Gauteng taxpayers billions of rands to prop up, via the so termed patronage ensure, which compensates the method for lower ridership levels.”

He suggests that considering that 2013, Gauteng taxpayers have funded the shortfall of riders on the Gautrain by close on R13 billion.