NaTIS Okahandja upgrade progressing well

04 Feb 2015 13:00pm
WINDHOEK, 04 FEB (NAMPA) - The upgrade of the Okahandja Namibia Traffic Information Systems’ (NaTIS) centre is progressing well, with 40 per cent of the construction completed.
The Roads Authority (RA)'s Manager for Corporate Communications, Hileni Fillemon told Nampa upon enquiry on Tuesday that the centre will be a fully- fledged testing station which meets all the testing standards.
The demand for drivers’ licences and vehicle-testing functions at the Okahandja testing centre has increased tremendously in recent years, and therefore an upgrade to the existing centre was required.
Fillemon said the centre accommodates approximately 60 to 90 written learner’s licence candidates on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and 60 drivers' tests are conducted on Thursdays.
Up to 60 vehicles are taken for roadworthy tests on Mondays and Fridays, as well as normal renewals and general queries on a daily basis at the centre.
The total cost of the upgrade is N.dollars 18 million, and will include the construction of driveways within the testing area, the construction of additional parking bays for the public and the extension of a paved platform for vehicle and drivers’ testing.
A new drivers’ testing area is also currently under construction on vacant land next to the current office.