New north-bound loading zone to open on 12 May
29 Apr 2014 16:50pm
WINDHOEK, 29 APR (NAMPA) North and north-west-bound long-distance bus operators are expected to relocate to a new loading zone from 12 May this year.
The new loading zone is located north of the capital on the corner of Brakwater Road and Julius Nyerere Street, opposite the Okahandja Park informal settlement.
The City of Windhoek's spokesperson, Joshua Amukugo said during a media briefing here on Tuesday that the City has invested about N.dollars 1.3 million into this capital project.
The north/north-west-bound terminal was initiated out of a need to provide a safer and (more) suitable public transport venue, which will ensure the public bound for the north are picked up at a public, coherent venue which has sanitary amenities, reduced dust pollution and optimum parking and vehicle mobility, he explained.
Amukugo then urged the public and long-distance bus operators to exercise mutual support by making use of this new facility.
Bus operators were furthermore called upon to relocate to this venue when requested, as the current venue at the Monte Christo petrol station was for temporary use only while the City was constructing the new bus terminal.
This terminal will be a permanent solution to current pick-up points for north-bound passengers.
Amukugo further stated that the new terminal has been contracted out to private entity Amutanga Trading Enterprises CC to guard it against vandalism.
The contractor will also provide security on a 24-hour basis seven days a week, and will ensure that the property is well-maintained and kept clean and hygienic.