KAMPALA, UGANDA: The newly revamped ‘Kampala old taxi park’ is set to reopen in March, Kampala and Metropolitan Affairs Minister Betty AMongi confirmed On Friday while checking out the progress of works
The new renovated old taxi park has been under reconstruction since May 2020 and although the completion of the project has delayed, the end is in sight.
“About three weeks from today, the park is expected to be back to its bustling self, typified by the around-the-clock vehicular and human flow”, Amongi said while addressing the press.
KCCA deemed it necessary to improve the state of the park because it is used by an estimated 200,000 people every day.
Stirling Civil Engineering Ltd and Kiru General Services Ltd, who were contracted to handle the project by Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), are busy applying the finishing touches to the park.
The new surface is to have markings to delineate areas for parking and for taxi and pedestrian movements.
The park, which will reopen early next month, will have designated entry and exit points for both vehicles and pedestrians and will have access control for vehicles to avoid queuing on the surrounding roads and congestion within the park.
Expect this new-look park to have sanitary facilities, an administration block and a Police post.
Initially, the renovation was projected to last three months (until August). That has, however, not been the case, with the rains of last year being pointed at as the main cause of the delay.
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