Nairobi Metropolitan Service (NMS) has announced new matatu stages as it seeks to implement its long awaited plans to decongest the city.
In the new blue print, public service vehicles (PSVs) have been banned from the Nairobi Central Business District with effect from December.
NMS Director General Major Mohammed in a statement said that matatus will be required to drop and pick passengers in the city outskirts, as they have already acquired land construction of new termini.
The process is aimed at easing traffic into and out of the CBD.
Here are the newly announced termini;
Matatus using Ngong and Lang’ata roads (Kawangware, Kikuyu, Kibera, Lang’ata, Rongai, Kiserian) will stop at Green Park, popularly known as Railways Club.
Green Park Bus Station is among the new designated termini constructed by Nairobi Metropolitan Services, NMS as part of the Nairobi integrated urban development master plan and Decongestion Strategy under which Public Service vehicles will terminate outside the CBD.
PSVs from Jogoo and Lusaka roads will terminate at the Muthurwa Matatu terminus.
This follows the Kenya Railway Corporation's Commuter Rail Service launch . Commuter Rail Service will eventualy link to the BRT for efficiency.BRT buses will ferry passengers from railway stations to the city and vice versa and also along the select road corridors. pic.twitter.com/iDiTeDkOby
— Nairobi Metropolitan Services, NMS (@NMS_Kenya) November 13, 2020
According to the new directive, Matatus plying the Waiyaki Way, Uhuru Highway, Kipande and Limuru roads routes will use the Fig Tree terminus in Ngara.
PSVs from Mt Kenya and Thika Superhighway will stop at the new Desai and Park Road termini.
Matatus using the Mombasa Road route (South B, South C, Industrial Area, Imara Daima, Athi River, Kitengela, Machakos) will use a yet to be constructed terminus at the junction of Bunyala and Workshop Road.