Ekurhuleni cuts fuel costs

The City of Ekurhuleni has introduced new fuel consumption measures to monitor and control fuel spend in vehicles owned by the city.

The electronic fuel management system is being installed in the city's vehicles and is will ensure efficient use of fuel resources.

"The fitment process is currently being rolled out to over 4 000 council-owned vehicles... The process is expected to be completed by June 2017.

"The successful implementation of the system will [bring] a new era of technological innovation in the management fuel activities, thus placing the city on par with industry practices," said city spokesperson Themba Gadebe on Sunday.

The R30 million project, Gadebe said, is a step in the direction to instil accountability on the part of the city and confidence in rate payers.

The first phase of fitment is focusing on departments providing critical services such as emergency, waste, buses and the metro police department.

Source: South African Government News Agency