MEC VADI CONDEMNS ACTS OF INTIMIDATION FROM STRIKING GAUTRAIN WORKERS
The Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport, Dr Ismail Vadi, today urged Bombela Operating Company (BOC) workers who have embarked on a strike action, to act within confinement of the law and refrain from any acts of criminality, intimidation or sabotage.
Gautrain Media release on Murray and Roberts Holdings shareholding
It is with concern that the Gauteng Provincial Government notes media reports stating that Murray and Roberts Holdings acquired a 50% shareholding in Gautrain.
The Gautrain Management Agency further notes that the Gauteng Provincial Government has not received a formal notice of any change in shareholding in BCC.
GAUTENG PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT CONDEMNS CABLE THEFT ON GAUTRAIN SYSTEM
Passenger figures since the operation of the Gautrain service between Johannesburg and Tshwane has been beyond expectations. During the first week the number of passengers has steadily increased from 19 248 on the first day of operations to 41 883 on 9 August 2011. Gautrain is grateful to the people of Gauteng for their support of this essential mode of public transport.
GAUTRAIN TO OFFER FREE OF CHARGE TRAVEL FOR ALL EMERGENCY PERSONNEL TRAVELLING TO OR TAMBO AIRPORT
Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport, Dr Ismail Vadi today announced that all emergency personnel travelling to the disaster areas in the Cape to assist with the fire disaster can travel free of charge on the Gautrain system to and from OR Tambo International Airport from any Gautrain station this weekend.
EXPANSION OF GAUTRAIN RAIL NETWORK
After six years of operation and close to 80 million passenger trips, the Gauteng Provincial Government (GPG) has demonstrated that the face of public transport can be radically changed. A modern and efficient public transport system such as Gautrain has had a positive impact on the provincial economy, alleviated traffic congestion and rejuvenated several inner cities in Johannesburg and Tshwane. It has created jobs and helped to re-establish the rail sector in our province.
MEC ISMAIL VADI ANNOUNCES THE GAUTRAIN MANAGEMENT AGENCY’S SOCIAL INVESTMENT PROGRAMME BENEFICIARIES
The MEC for Roads and Transport Dr Ismail Vadi today announced the 32 beneficiaries of the Gautrain Management Agency’s (GMA) Social Investment Programme (SIP) fund, at the Balalaika hotel in Sandton. MEC Vadi said “approximately R35 000 000 million, which is a fixed amount, is being distributed amongst beneficiaries with the bulk of the money going to programmes that are focusing on Education. This amount was set aside during the Gautrain development period for SIP projects by the Bombela Concession Company as per the Concession Agreement. The GMA SIP focus areas are Education, Community Care and Environment”.
GAUTRAIN – BRIDGING THE GAP
Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport, Ismail Vadi, has announced that the Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) has partnered with Bookboon to make professional and business e-books available to Gautrain passengers as from 6 September 2016, thereby Bridging the Gap.
MEC FOR ROADS AND TRANSPORT CONDEMNS ATTACK ON WOMEN IN VICINITY OF THE GAUTRAIN CENTURION STATION
Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport, Dr Ismail Vadi, reacted with shock to the attack of a woman in the vicinity of the Gautrain Centurion Station on Saturday, 5 March 2016. Joanne Atkin, a Midrand resident, was attacked by a robber while walking to nearby shops in Centurion from Centurion Station.
RFP: NEW ELECTRICAL MULTIPLE UNITS (EMUs) WITH A MINIMUM 15 YEAR MAINTENANCE PLAN AND ASSOCIATED DEP
Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport, Dr Ismail Vadi, outlined the business case for the additional Gautrain rolling stock, at a media briefing session held on 26 January 2015, at The Maslow in Sandton. This is in relation to the announcement by MEC Vadi last week that the Bombela Concession Company (BCC) has invited reputable and established suppliers to qualify as shortlisted bidders by submitting a compliant RFQ document for the design, manufacture, supply and maintenance of 12 new electrical multiple units (train sets) as well as the design and construction of additional depot infrastructure for the Gautrain system.