Rehabilitation of Kampala Old Taxi Park to last three months
May 08, 2020 08:18 PM @ugandaonline
The Old Taxi Park will be a totally different place in three months when the KCCA completes with the rehabilitation works that commence on May 9, 2020...
Aerial view of the Old Kampala Taxi Park...
Authorities in Kampala city have taken advantage of the lockdown period to do a few things including completing sections that have been gazetted for pedestrians and bicycle lanes.
Today is day 3 of the third lockdown that will last 14 days, but by the time normalcy returns to Kampala, it will be a whole new city.
The Old Taxi Park is a shadow of its former self as works have commenced to revamp it to a totally different taxi park that you were used to.
According to a source from Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) repairs to the taxi park will last three months starting on May 9, 2020.
The park has been impassable on a good rainy day, but that will soon be a thing of the past. The authorities add that just in case the lockdown ends and they are not done, they will provide alternative parking areas.
"The scope of work will include excavation and disposal of the existing material, installation of underground drainage lines, rock fill, construction of new foundation layers for the carpet and surfacing of the constructed layers with asphalt concrete (tarmac)."
The new changes will take care of the congesting inside and outside the park and this time around, passengers will have waiting sheds.
"The park will also have sanitary facilities such as toilets, an administration block and a Police Post.Work will commence on 9th May 2020 and is expected to last three (3) months."
"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."
One of the Kampala roads that will be used for non motorised traffic