Wednesday, May 25, 2022

No agreement reached to end closure of route b97

 An agreement has still not been reached on the sharing of a taxi route between Mbekweni and Bellville.

Western Cape Mobility MEC Daylin Mitchell stated that no aggrement has been met on the sharing of a taxi route between Mbekweni and Bellville. This comes after his efforst to meet up with leaders of the provincial taxi industry to find solutions that will lead to the reopening of Route B97. The Minister first closed the route in July 2021 after concerted efforts from authorities to stop violence between operators affiliated to Cata and Codeta failed.

Both groups requested more time, as the current extension end May 26, while they were focused on elections within the taxi industry and would not allow the two route associations to engage on their own.

Meanwhile Mitchell is adamant that they want the route re-opened.

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