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National Rail Policy White Paper aims to address Prasa capacity challenges: Mbalula – SABC News

Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula has launched the White Paper for National Rail Policy in Pretoria.

The policy document describes how passenger and freight rail will be rolled out and managed.

It seeks to address capacity challenges in which the South African Passenger Rail Agency (Prasa) is unable to provide services, by introducing private sector participation through investment in rail infrastructure.

Mbalula says the policy is critical to the rapid follow-up of the implementation of priority structural reforms to support economic recovery.

“The private sector with the publication of this is already calling, ready to move quickly and furiously. You are going to see work in the branch lines; we are talking from Mafikeng down to Johannesburg, from Botshabelo to Thaba’Nchu. All branches that ‘ t were dead, concessions and all that, there will be a hype of activity. “



National Rail Policy White Paper aims to address Prasa capacity challenges: Mbalula – SABC News

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