Oct 23, 2021

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Food courts and banking for travellers at Joburg’s revamped bus and taxi hub

Traveling from southern Africa to Johannesburg will be more convenient early next year at a newly opened transportation hub with access to banks, groceries and retail outlets.

The Johannesburg International Transport Interchange (Jiti.)), to the west of Park Station in Newtown, for long-distance commuters , around 1,500 travelers to destinations within the Southern African Development Community will arrive or depart every day.

The facility has a bus station for cross-border buses as well as shunting and parking space for 800 taxis, shunting space for 158 taxis and shunting space for 20 buses.

After 48 months of construction, t There is also more than 3,300 m² of retail space here for large retail stores and informal traders, banks, ticket offices and food courts, said Mayor Mpho Moerane.

For commuters there is clear static and electronic signage showing arrivals and departures of buses and minibus taxis s, booking offices and a website and app that lists bus and minibus taxi services and timetables.

To minimize criminal activity, the Jiti is guarded by security cameras throughout the facility.

< The security measures include a police officer with the possibility for passengers to complain or escalate incidents. Regular enforcement campaigns and lightning attacks are carried out.

An access control system ensures that travelers only use vehicles that have the correct operating permits and vehicle suitability certificates.

The facility also offers Toilets and showers.