Cape taxis operating from Grand Parade

The City of Cape Town is investing around R1 million to improve the Cape Town Station Taxi Deck.

FILE: The city of Cape Town has promised commuters the new and improved station deck will benefit them immensely. Picture: EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Minibus taxis are operating from the Grand Parade in Cape Town from today while repairs and upgrading take place at the Cape Town Station Taxi Deck.

Work will continue there for the next few days.

The City of Cape Town is investing about a R1 million to improve the deck's facilities, used by thousands of commuters from across the city daily.

A makeshift taxi rank at the Grand Parade was crammed with dozens of taxis this morning.

Sign posts indicate where commuters should queue.

Taxi marshal Ameer Roberts says the municipality should've informed the public and the taxi drivers' weeks ago.

"They told people a week ago, when they should have told them a month ago. People are a bit confused now."

On Monday, the South African National Taxi Council (Santaco) said it was not informed of the interim relocation.

Santaco's Veron Billet said they were not notified of any renovations.

"I'm not aware of any maintenance that is going to take place at that space, with taxing loading at some other place. Santaco is not aware of it."

But the city has promised commuters the new, improved station deck will benefit them immensely.