KCCA to Commence Rehabilitation Work on Old Taxi Park this weekend

Posted: 2020-05-08T14:02:42Z Read: 1,415 times
KCCA to Commence Rehabilitation Work on Old Taxi Park this weekend

The Kampala Capital City Authority has contracted companies (Stirling Civil Engineering Ltd and Kiru General Services Ltd) to rehabilitate the transport terminal known as the Old Taxi Park.

Work is expected to commence tomorrow 9th May 2020 and is expected to last three (3) months.  

According to a document from KCCA, the scope of work will include excavation and disposal of the existing material, installation of underground drainage lines, rock fill, and construction of new foundation layers for the carpet and surfacing of the constructed layers with asphalt concrete (tarmac). 
The new carpet will have markings to delineate areas for parking and for taxi and pedestrian movements. The boundaries of the park will be retained properly to prevent mud from washing onto the carpet as has been the case. 

KCCA indicates that there will be lighting and some waiting sheds for passengers. The park 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.

The park will also have sanitary facilities such as toilets, an administration block and a Police Post.

Given that the park is used by over 200,000 people daily, it is important that the facility is improved. In case the lockdown ends before the works are completed, KCCA shall provide alternative parking areas for the taxis as was with the construction of the New Taxi Park.

“We appeal to the public to bear with us for the short-lived inconvenience the works may cause” they said.