The current state of the taxi rank and the conditions under which informal traders was identified as an area that must be improved. Trading conditions in the area around the taxi rank are chaotic, unhealthy and unsustainable. 

The project involves improving the existing conditions at the Alice taxi rank by providing public access to an uncongested public transport hub with enhanced trading facilities for informal traders. Construction work for the upgrade commenced during October 2017.  The project is funder by the NDPG fund via National Treasury.