$5M Mahdia Bus Park to be constructed in Linden
The Mayor and Town Council of Linden plans to construct a park next year for minibuses that ply the Mahdia to Georgetown route.
At the moment, there is no parking facility for Mahdia minibuses in Linden; the park is expected to be constructed in the vicinity of the Wismar market at an estimated cost of $5M.
“Mahdia buses travel from Georgetown all the way to Mahdia and the Mayor and Town Council believe that we should have a transition point and this will bring sales to the commuters of Linden,” Works Supervisor at the Linden Mayor and Town Council, Ian Alli told the News Room at the weekend.
He could not say when the project is expected to commence but noted that with adequate funding and resources the park should be completed within three months of construction.
Meanwhile, as it relates to other development works in Linden, Alli said the Council has been continuously carrying out maintenance works at both the Mckenzie and Wismar markets.
He said 18 market stalls were allocated to vendors at Wismar, while vendors from the Crescent Mall were relocated to the Mckenzie market. The mall is now a Chinese supermarket.
“The Mayor and Town Council is hoping to tie in its vision to the riverfront development project so as to follow through and pick up the mantle of the government,” Alli said.
He further noted that the clearing of cemeteries in the town is part of the ongoing works.
Other developmental works for next year include upgrade works to the Wismar/Mckenzie bridge and the construction of a playground in South Amelia’s Ward which is all part of the town’s 50th-anniversary celebrations next year.