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River Terminal needs more work  

MARIA BRADSHAW, [email protected]

River Terminal needs more work   

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While there was a rush to open the new Constitution Road Terminal, it could be a while before it is operational.

According to Ian Estwick, the newly installed chairman of the Barbados Transport Authority, there is a still a lot more work to be done.

Estwick and his team toured the Nursery Drive facility two weeks ago and when contacted he told the Sunday Sun, that it still had to be completed.

“It was opened on May 15, but during our tour, I saw that there was a lot more work to be done before it could be occupied and become operational. Every effort is being made to complete those works.”

The facility was opened by former Minister of Transport and Works Michael Lashley more than a year after he gave the assurance that it would take six months to build.

When he unveiled the plaque showing that the building was opened, Lashley also announced that the terminal would be “fully operational in two weeks”.

The terminal offers a waiting area with seating, covered access to buses, public restrooms, an information section and advertising space as well as shops for vendors.

 Meanwhile, Estwick declined to comment on reports by Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley that more than 100 route taxi and taxi permits had been issued on the eve of the General Election.

“No comment on that,” he said.

However, he revealed that the authority was looking at all aspects of its operations. (MB)