A newly built taxi rank has opened for business in Centurion, Pretoria afterthe taxi rank remained unused for while by the taxi operators and Tshwane council. The taxi rank can accommodate 55 taxis, including workplaces for neighborhood taxi affiliation and space for casual dealers.
It is estimated that more than 12 000 commuters will use the facility daily. Different taxi operators have started migrating to the facility and settling in.In a statement the MMC for Roads and Transport, councilor Dikeledi Selowa said,” The Centurion Taxi Rank serves more than eleven destinations with some going outside City of Tshwane boarders,”
“The newly built facility will also accommodate 55 taxis.” In that space,offices for the local taxi associations will be included,”
Meanwhile, Selowa said that there is additional work planned to upgrade the facility.
“For better management and upkeep of the facility, the City has provisionally leased the taxi rank to the resident operator, Centurion Taxi Association, along with other secondary taxi associations,” she said.