The national government of Uganda through the state owned Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) has commenced the reconstruction of the Old taxi park in Kampala a transport terminal which is used by at least 200,000 people every single day.
The project whose construction works is being implemented by the country’s based Stirling Civil Engineering Ltd together with Kiru General Services Ltd is projected to take up to three months to complete.
KCCA said on a statement that in case the ongoing lock down, due to the break of the novel COVID-19 virus, is lifted before the construction work on the facility is yet to complete, it shall provide alternative parking areas for the taxis as was with the construction of the New Taxi Park.
The scope of work
On a the statement, KCCA said that reconstruction of the Old taxi park in Kampala includes excavation and disposal of the existing materials and structures on the site, installation of underground drainage lines, rock fill, and construction of new foundation layers for the carpet and surfacing of the constructed layers with tarmac.
The statement also noted that there shall be markings of the new carpet 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 it has previously been the case.
Furthermore the project shall see the facility get structures such as alighting and waiting sheds for passengers, sanitary facilities such as toilets, an administration block and a Police Post in addition to new designated entry and exit points for both vehicles and pedestrians. This will include access control for vehicles to avoid queuing on the surrounding roads and congestion within the park area.