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The concessionaire of the toll road linking Mozambique and South Africa announced on Friday that it would increase tolls to a minimum of 30 meticais (EUR 0.4 cents) and a maximum of 1,500 meticais (EUR 22.3).
Trans African Concessions (TRAC) said in a statement that at the Maputo toll station, class 1 vehicles (motorcycles and light cars with or without a trailer) would now pay 30 meticais (EUR 0.4), against the previous 25 meticais (EUR 0.37).
Class vehicles 2 (average load, two axles) will be charged 100 meticais (EUR 1.5) instead of 85 meticais (EUR 1.26).
Form Class 3 vehicles (heavy or three- or four-axle vehicles) and class 4 (heavy-duty vehicles with five or more axles), the new tariffs are 350 meticais (EUR 5.2) and 500 meticais (EUR 7.4), respectively, against the current 220 (EUR 3.27) and 370 meticais (EUR 5.5).
On the Moamba toll, about 50 kilometres from Maputo, tariffs are now 150 meticais (EUR 2.2 euros), 380 meticais (EUR 5.6), 1.100 meticais (EUR 16.3) and 1.500 meticais (EUR 22.3) for class 1, 2, 3 and 4 vehicles respectively.
“Tariff adjustments were to be made on a yearly basis but TRAC have not increased class 1 and 2 fares since 2013. For classes 3 and 4, the last price increase was in 2014,” the company says.
According to the same note, TRAC invested around 1.8 billion meticais (EUR 26.7 million) in the rehabilitation of sections 17 and 18 of National Road No. 4 and in the expansion of the Moamba toll road.
At present, works budgeted at 3,200 million meticais (EUR 47.6 million) are under way on sections 16, 19 and 20Source: Lusa