Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Transportation Permit Applications Up in Gauteng

More than 1,600 applications have been filled out for special operating licenses in Gauteng Province during the World Cup. Minibus operators, tour agencies and other shuttles are seeking official approval to drive in and around Johannesburg and the rest of the province during the World Cup.

[Gauteng Department of Transport Director Sipho] Mbele said rail was going to be the backbone of the mass public transport, with eight dedicated trains for Tshwane and 10 for Johannesburg to be added to normal operational services.

He said that 50 days before the start of the tournament, the department's transport operations were ready and were being rolled out for 19 of the 32 teams which would have their camps in Gauteng.

1 600 claims for SWC transport
News 24
April 21, 2010