Kampala Capital City Authority has received Shs3 billion grant from the government of Netherlands for redeveloping of Old Taxi Park.
The proposed redevelopment of the Old Taxi Park is linked to the just completed Urban Transport Master Plan where KCCA plans to provide residents of Kampala with fast and reliable public transport services by 2040.
Over 200,000 people commute daily through the Old Taxi Park to connect to different destinations within the greater Kampala metropolitan area and beyond.
According to Executive Director of KCCA, Jennifer Musisi, the remodeling of the taxi park is one of KCCA’s interventions aimed at improving the operations and passenger experience at bus and taxi parks.
“The renovated Taxi Park will increase the economic potential of more than 25,000 people who work in this area. This will benefit passengers, taxi drivers, conductors, food vendors and small business owners.” She said.
She said the benefits of a remodeled taxi park are that, residents of Kampala will enjoy a better travel experience. According to the plan, the park will have amenities such as clean public toilets, shopping areas and green space rest areas.
The infrastructure within the park will be improved land use with transit terminals; a mixture of commercial spaces, multi-level car parking facilities, vehicles leaving to a given destination will be found in the same place within the taxi park, passenger information will be clearly displayed to guide users, passenger safety will be enhanced with raised walkways for pedestrians and well-lit spaces.