Africa: Ray Nkonyeni Municipality informed the public about the temporary closure of the taxi rank in the town of Sayidi.
This closure, which will begin on Saturday, 22 October 2022, is to allow the construction of the long-awaited Port Shepstone Intermodal Facility. Taxis and those who sell them will go to work in a place prepared for them temporarily over there at the bus rank right in Saidi.
There is work done to try to avoid the confusion and misunderstanding of the passengers as to where the taxis in the stuck areas should be loading. This has been done by indicating or recording where the taxis in each area stop. And so the sellers have been prepared for their own place.
The building, known as the Port Shepstone Intermodal Facility, will have a shopping mall, a well-maintained taxi rank, retail spaces, parking for public transport vehicles, parking for shopkeepers, shoppers and loading bays. This building will cost more than R550 million and will create many job opportunities during its construction and when it is completed, and its construction is expected to take 18 months.
As a municipality, we ask for tolerance and understanding for the disruption during the construction of a building that is sure to bring immeasurable benefits to Mazansi and Gu and also change the way our largest city in the Gu District looks.