Motorists will have to dig deeper into their pockets once the controversial e-tolling project gets underway in early 2013.
This is after Judge Louis Vorster ruled that the Gauteng e-tolling project will go ahead, during a hearing in the North Gauteng High Court.
The judge was handing down judgment in an application by the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) to have the controversial e-tolling project set aside.
Vorster said the crux of Outa’s application, that there had not been an efficient public participation process, was flawed.
The organisation had accused the SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) of deliberately keeping the public in the dark and being dishonest about the process of implementing tolls in Gauteng.