Transport Minister S’bu Ndebele on Tuesday said a total of R845 billion will be spent on infrastructure in the next three years.
On Tuesday, the infrastructure cluster addressed the media on the finer details of plans to address current weaknesses.
During President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation Address earlier in February, he highlighted infrastructure investment as one of the central priorities for 2012.
For millions of rail commuters across the country, the news will come as a relief.
Ndebele said Metrorail must be developed to be fast, affordable and comfortable.
A mass rapid transit network would be developed to include rail, taxi and bus services.
Ndebele said the bus rapid transit system has recorded 45,000 passenger trips in Johannesburg and 100,000 in the Nelson Mandela Bay area.
Some 43 major infrastructure projects are planned and total costs are expected to add up to R3.2 trillion.
(Edited by Lindiwe Mlandu)
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