|NELSON Mandela Bayâ€™s Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system will be completed by next March if the municipalityâ€™s bid adjudication committee gives the go-ahead for additional costs that resulted from the taxi strike earlier this year.
Briefing the infrastructure, engineering and energy committee on Friday, the executive director: infrastructure and engineering Alie Said said the original date for completion had been the beginning of next year but the taxi strike had caused a delay of â€œmore than a monthâ€.
Responding to Jeremy Davis (DA), who had queried whether there had been proper consultation with business prior to construction taking place, Said stated that community liaison officers had been appointed to liaise with affected businesses.
Replying, Said noted that it was not possible to obtain a record of decision on an environmental impact assessment without a proper public participation process and that had to take place before the tender was awarded. He undertook to investigate why the â€œmiscommunicationâ€ with the funeral home had occurred.