Pretoria - Moving the Gauteng transport sector towards rail has to be taken up as a matter of urgency for the government to avoid finding itself in a situation similar to that of Eskom.
These were the sentiments shared by Gauteng MEC for Transport, Jacob Mamabolo, on the second day of the 38th Annual Southern African Transport Conference at the CSIR International Convention Centre.
Mamabolo, said so far the department and the province as a whole was going to be looking at using freight and logistics to grow the province’s economy and address some of the problems already looming.
Some of those problems being that currently, the roads were highly congested, overloaded and a major source of pollution in the province.
Mamabolo said moving to freight would ensure the Gauteng economy continued to occupy centre stage in the country and played a key role in the movement of goods and people.