Pretoria – A Transport Command and Call Centre will come into operation from next month to serve as the central hub of co-ordination for transport operations during the forthcoming 2010 FIFA World Cup.
“The Centre will enable the Department of Transport to maintain overall command, control and co-ordination of transport operations across the country, including host cities and provinces,” said Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele during a meeting with Local Organising Committee CEO Danny Jordaan. The meeting was held to provide an update on transport plans for the World Cup.
The Centre will provide live, real-time information that will also facilitate quick decision-making and responses to incidents.
Travellers will also be able to access relevant transport information through the Call Centre and a central website.
One of the aims of the Centre is to ensure that visitors to the country have a central point of call, where they can be provided with travel information and assistance to adequately plan their trips.
South Africa is expecting approximately 450 000 visitors to descend on the country for the football spectacle which kicks off on June 11.
DATED: 5th February 2010