Redeveloped Old Taxi Park to be unveiled next month.
The KCCA head of Public and Corporate affairs Mr. Daniel Nuweabine told Nettech Media reporters that renovation works are currently at 70 percent and completion is expected by the end of November.
The works on the plan include excavation, installation of underground drainage lines, rock fill, and building new foundation layers for 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 park boundaries will be retained properly to prevent mud from washing onto the carpet as has been the case. There will be lighting and 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. The park will also have sanitary facilities such as toilets, an administration block, and a police post.
Mr. Nuwabeine added that ” Our mandate as KCCA is to ensure that our people get better and safe working spaces and are happy that the Old Taxi has got a new facelift.” The upgrade commenced in May and KCCA indicated that the works would be complete by August however the contractor was unable to meet the August deadline.