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More taxi stands to relieve pain of Lujiazui workers

Taxi stands will be erected in the Lujiazui office area to enable thousands of white collars and visitors to get a taxi and reduce waiting time.

Local officials said they are building 11 taxi stands and refurbishing two old ones in Lujiazui which bristles with skyscrapers. They are ready for use in June.

They will add 16 more stands as part of the Lujiazui administration's initiative to improve public services in the upscale financial hub.

Many office workers in the area have been complaining about their difficulty to get a taxi. They described that it is like "fighting a war" to get a taxi during the late afternoon rush hour and walking up and down the roads to flag a taxi is futile. Some walk a long distance to a hotel or a shopping mall to find a taxi.

The officials said the new taxi stands will allow taxi drivers to discharge or pick up a customer at the roadside without getting a fine and people will have more spots to wait for a taxi.

When all the 27 taxi stands are put into service, they can park at least 96 taxis at one time, they said.

The first few new stands will dot Fenghe Road and Lujiazui Road W.


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