Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) on Saturday, May 9, 2020 started rehabilitation of Old Taxi Park.
In a statement, KCCA said that the refurbishment, which will last three months, will see the current ground surface tarmacked and a drained system installed.
“We have contracted companies (Stirling Civil Engineering Ltd and Kiru General Services Ltd) to commence the works.
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 statement reads in part.
“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. There will be lighting and some waiting sheds for passengers,” the statement adds.
According to KCCA, 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,” KCCA added.