Go!Durban is a no go after 7 years and R3bn with no buses running

Go!Durban is a no go after 7 years and R3bn with no buses running

The Go!Durban project which was tasked with providing flexible, affordable and safe transport for the people of Durban has yet to have a single bus running.

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The city has spent R3-billion since 2013 and eThekwini Municipality had to return over R300-million in money that had not been spent.

eThekwini Municipality has said that it would ask the Treasury for additional funds but the Treasury may not release any of the unspent money.

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In 2018, the first of three phases was meant to be completed but the city was unable to accomplish this.

"We have faced quite a number of challenges which have resulted in work stoppages to the tune of about eight months and as a result, we couldn't spend that amount of money as we wished," said municipal spokesperson Msawakhe Mayisela.

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According to the city, issues with 3rd parties have resulted in the project being delayed. The city says that the second phase will be released in June but when the first bus will actually be seen on the streets of Durban is uncertain according to enca.com.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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