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2015
(Provincial Cabinet, Western Cape Government)

Ministers to Conduct Oversight Visit to Pilot Safety Project

30 June 2015

Donald Grant, Minister of Transport and Public Works and Dan Plato, Minister of Community Safety together with Richard Walker, Metrorail Regional Manager will conduct an oversight visit to a pilot safety project being implemented at the Parow Train Station on 1 July 2015.

As part of the larger ‘Safety Partnership’ launched in April 2015, the Department of Community Safety has assisted the Voortrekker Road Corridor Improvement District (VRCID) which has a particular focus to enhance the safety of commuters at the Bellville and Parow transport interchanges.

As part of the agreement with the VRCID, and in partnership with Metrorail, the Department of Community Safety can deploy additional highly visible safety personnel as a force multiplier to assist existing security and law enforcement officers on trains and train stations in the Western Cape.

The oversight visit at the Parow station aims to highlight the progress of the pilot project and to strengthen ties between all role-players involved towards greater commuter safety in the province.

Media Enquiries: 

Siphesihle Dube
Spokesperson for Minister of Transport and Public Works, Donald Grant
Tel: 021 483 8954
Cell: 084 233 3811
E-mail: siphesihle.dube@westerncape.gov.za

Ewald Botha
Spokesperson for Minister Plato
Cell: 079 694 1113

Riana Scott
Marketing Manager for Metrorail Western Cape
Cell: 083 284 3508