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Community invited to info days about new MyCiTi bus depots for metro-south east

The City of Cape Town will start with the construction of MyCiTi bus depots for Mitchells Plain and Khayelitsha later this month. The depots are part of the expansion of the MyCiTi bus service to the metro-south east. Residents are invited to attend information days about the project.

The City is hosting the information days as follows:

Mitchells Plain

• Thursday, 11 August 2022

• From 14:00 to 19:00

• Tafelsig Community Centre, 3 Olifantshoek Street, Tafelsig

Khayelitsha

• Thursday, 11 August 2022

• From 14:00 to 19:00

• Khayelitsha Resource Centre, Makabeni Road, Khayelitsha

‘I encourage residents to attend the information sessions and ask officials questions. This is the ideal opportunity to find out about the temporary employment opportunities that form part of this project. The construction work will be visible by mid-August, and we expect the depots to be completed by mid-2025, if all goes as planned,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Urban Mobility, Councillor Rob Quintas.

Interesting facts about the two new bus depots for commuters from the metro-south east:

• The bus depots will be built on a 15ha piece of land on the corner of Mew Way and Spine Road

• The depots will be at the centre of the service roll-out to Mitchells Plain and Khayelitsha with the buses departing from this site in the early morning

• Construction will commence in mid-August for a period of 32 months, with completion expected by mid-2025

• About 290 MyCiTi buses will be dispatched from these depots once the service is operating

• Parking, and bus maintenance and washing facilities form part of the depot facilities

• Included on site are administrative offices, boardrooms, and facilities for staff and drivers

• Local residents and subcontractors from the surrounding communities will benefit from temporary employment opportunities and contracts as part of the construction

‘Temporary employment and training opportunities to the value of at least R22 million will be available to local jobseekers. Also, the contract between the City and the construction company stipulates that local subcontractors should be contracted to supply goods and services to the value of R40,8 million. Thus, our local communities will have the opportunity to earn an income and benefit from subcontracting while this construction project is ongoing, and hopefully this injection will give them a foothold in the market,’ said Councillor Quintas.

Caption: Artist impressions of the water and electricity-wise MyCiTi bus depots for Mitchells Plain and Khayelitsha. Construction of the depots, that are part of the expansion of the MyCiTi bus service to the metro-south east, will commence later this month.

Source: City Of Cape Town

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