Some mistakes made by the Housing Development Agency could delay the completion of the Central Line.

The agency had acquired land in the Mitchells Plain area, to relocate a group of people who’re occupying the Langa train tracks.

But, residents pushed back, saying they were not consulted.

Also, the Western Cape High Court gave the agency until the end of November to complete the relocation process.

The HDA has submitted a public participation process application to the City of Cape Town’s Council.

Once that has been approved, residents will share their input and views.

PRASA’s acting regional manager, Raymond Maseko says they hope the matter will be on the agenda during the council meeting on Thursday.

“And then in earnest, we can start the conversation of resettling the people who are in Langa. Indeed I don’t believe at the moment, and it will be too presumptuous to say we will meet the November deadline. What I believe is that let’s get into the process of consulting communities, and when we give you a revised date it will be in line with what we have agreed with communities”.