The renovated new taxi park, located in downtown Kampala is set to be officially opened in the first week of November according to Peter Kaujju spokesperson of the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA).
The Shs7 billion project will help restore ‘sanity’ in downtown Kampala, in terms of an improved drainage system, especially during rainy seasons, sanitation, garbage, security, among other facilities Kaujju says.
The authority also explained that the Authority came up with a committee of taxi drivers and stage managers who will assist KCCA in managing and controlling movement of vehicles in the park.
A 3.83 thick carpet was engraved at the facility with a new street lighting system, and a proper drainage system. It will accommodate only 350 taxis in 48 stages.
In September last year Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) evicted vendors from the New Taxi Park, putting down all lock ups in the park to pave way for its redevelopment by the contractor, Sterling Construction.