WITH THE impending renovation of the Avenida de las Naciones in Ciudad Quesada, the local PADER political party in Rojales has requested the relocation of the main taxi rank. The suggestion is for it to be moved to Plaza Blanca which would allow the construction of a much welcomed shaded area with seating for those awaiting their transport.
Specifically, the location proposed by PADER is the corner of the Avenida Costa Azul with Calle Blanca. “Due to the current location of the rank, it’s impossible to provide a canopy that protects both the waiting taxis and the passengers,” said PADER spokesman, Desiderio Aráez. He explained that the existing stop only includes a basic sign in a space reserved for only four taxis, and even that meant the vehicles had to park up on the pavement sometimes.
In view of this the mayor, Antonio Pérez, has been requested to commission the necessary studies and technical reports to assess the possibility of the new taxi base before the road renovations begin, scheduled for next year.
The cost of the road improvements on the Avenida de las Naciones will require an investment of €494,510 of which €357,310 will be borne by the Alicante regional government and the rest by the Rojales municipal council.