No date for Freedom square taxi rank opening

2008-03-20 00:00

THERE is still no confirmed date for the opening of the new Freedom Square taxi rank valued at over R20 million.

The economic development and growth committee is fast losing its patience with the slow developments after the committee was told in January that the rank would be open at the end of February.

According to acting strategic executive manager, David Gengan, the only thing that is holding up the process is implementing recommendations of a traffic assessment of the vicinity of the rank.

“The building work in respect to the facility is now complete … corrective road measures are currently being undertaken.”

And in a report presented to the economic development and growth committee yesterday, Gengan said that the relocation of traders and taxis would commence once negotiations between the council and the informal traders and taxi associations regarding rental and lease agreements are finalised.

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