Durban - Motorists who usually drive though Dr Pixley kaSeme (West) Street will have to make alternate travel arrangements on Monday, October 29, due to a parade taking place from 8:30am.
The roads affected include Dr Yusuf Dadoo (Grey) Street at the N3 intersections, Samora Machel (Aliwal) Street and roads near the City Hall.
The parade will be made up of 150 mini bus taxis that will drive through the Durban Central Business District to the City Hall to mark the start of the city's public transport transformation.
Last year in October the eThekwini Municipality launched its Taxi Incentive Scheme, named Moja Cruise, an innovative programme aimed at uplifting the Mini-Bus Taxi Industry and improving their business operations.
The scheme was designed in collaboration with the eThekwini Management Taxi Council (EMTC) – the official partner of the programme, and includes, improved customer care, assures roadworthy vehicles and promotes better driving.
Roads near the City Hall will have limited lanes from 9:30am to 11:30am.
Whilst the parade is taking place, Metro police will indicate alternate routes for motorists, however, citizens should also be mindful of a longer commute time on the roads that the vehicles will travel on to get to Dr Pixley KaSeme Street. The route the vehicles will take to the start of the parade is from the ICC into Bram Fischer Road, left into Soldier’s Way, then right into Monty Naicker and left into Yusuf Dadoo and left into Dr Pixley KaSeme Street.