Tuesday, April 28, 2009

BRT Revenues To Benefit Taxis; Confederations Secutiry Numbers Announced

This piece from the Independent looks at the projected revenues from the new BRT system, and also gives an update on security and law enforcement personnel that will be on hand during the Confederations Cup tournament in June.

Radebe said the first phase of the BRT was expected to have an annual revenue of R1.5 billion. This meant taxi operators involved in BRT companies would share an expected profit of R150 million amongst themselves.

Some figures around safety personnel to be present during the Confederations Cup were also released on Tuesday.

During the tournament, 8000 members of the police, army, metro police and emergency services would be in host cities. At stadiums and precincts 3445 security officials would be on duty. These would be made up of private security guards and people currently being trained to receive professional accreditation in the security industry.

At least 700 of these stewards and private security guards would be in action on match days.

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Independent Online
April 28, 2009