By Ahura Mujuni Mark
The New Taxi Park which was closed for reconstruction last year is to be reopened today,October 8th.
The park which is more organised with better facilities will officially be reopened by H.E President Yoweri Museveni on Tuesday afternoon and the Kampala Capital City Authority team.
The rebuilt taxi park will accommodate all the taxis which were there before the demolition. The taxis currently operate on a small terminal on Namirembe Road and areas around Mengo-Kisenyi bus terminal and Namayiba Bus Park.
New Taxi park was closed last year in September for renovation due to poor drainage, congestion, among other issues. (KCCA) evicted vendors from the park and gave Sterling Company a period running from October 1, 2012 to July, 2013 to do the job of renovating it but there were delays.
The park has designated stages, strong lighting, waiting bays, a police post, toilet facilities, three entrances and exit points. The redeveloped park also has shelters were passengers will be allowed to wait for taxis unlike before. It will also have gazetted stages to load and off load passengers.
Sterling is also expected to start work on lock ups and shops which were surrounding the park.