16/07/2019 MEC Kaunda Interviewed at Budget Votes for Transport... KZN Legislature
The aims of the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Transport is to:
Provide access and mobility within KwaZulu-Natal through the planning and provision of access roads and bridges (including pedestrian bridges) to communities, particularly the previously marginalised rural areas with the aim of improving the quality of the lives of our people. In so doing, we strive to achieve an equitable, balanced road network;
Effectively management the road infrastructure network through the planning, construction, repair and maintenance of a balanced road network that supports the Provincial Growth and Development Strategy and the Provincial Spatial Economic Development Strategy in order to promote economic and social development of KwaZulu-Natal;
Promote an integrated land transport system through the creation of a well-managed, integrated land transportation system that is accessible to all the people of KwaZulu-Natal;
Promote a safety road environment through the provision of a safe, regulated road environment through Education, Enforcement, Engineering and Evaluation.
The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Transport is responsible for the management of the transportation system in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, including:
The construction, upgrading, maintenance and control of the provincial road network;
The regulation, management and overall control of public and freight transport operations;
The registration and licensing of vehicles and drivers;
The regulation of traffic;
The implementation of Road Safety Campaigns and Awareness Programmes; and
The management of the provincial vehicle fleet.
The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Transport's vision is:
"PROSPERITY THROUGH MOBILITY"
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