The Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) has announced a new date for a third test run after an earlier cancellation.
“The third test run at Green Park will be conducted on Friday 18th June, 2021 from 5.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m. (the whole day). This will involve dropping and picking of passengers for PSVs operating on the above routes. Extension has been made to ensure this information reaches all commuters and PSV operator”, the statement by NMS stated in part.
Below is NMS’s full statement
NMS is in the process of developing modern public transport facilities as part of decongesting the Nairobi CBD and impsoving commuter experience. This is a programme of the Nairobi Integrated Urban Development Master Plan(NIUPLAN).
One of such facility is the Green Park Terminal developed to serve ALL public service vehicles using Langata road, Ngong road and Argwings Kodhek road to Kikuyu, Ngong, Kawangware, Dagoretti, Kibera, Highrise, Ngumo, Rongai, Kiserian, Langata, Otiende, Madaraka and Nairobi West.
The process is now in the transition phase of commissioning the Terminal where all stakeholders are assessing their level of preparedness for commissioning this facility. This NOTICE therefore informs the General Public and PSV operators of the following:
1. The third test run at Green Park will be conducted on Friday 18th June, 2021 from 5.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m. (the whole day). This will involve dropping and picking of passengers for PSVs operating on the above routes. Extension has been made to ensure this information reaches all commuters and PSV operators.
2. All PSVs operating from Moi Avenue Service Lane (outside Development, AGHRO and Gill houses), Nairobi Railway Station Bus Terminus, Hakati Stage, Ambassador, Mfangano Street and Kencom serving the routes mentioned above will be involved in the exercise.
3. Machakos and Kitengela bound PSVs operating from the Nairobi Railway Station Bus Terminus will use Lusaka toad from Nyayo Stadium roundabout to Hakati bus terminus where Langata and Nairobi West/Madaraka vehicles operate from.
4. After completion of the test Run, PSV pick up and drop off will continue from the normal places until further notice.
The terminus, located at the former Lunar Park, is a drop-off and pick-up point for matatus plying the Ngong Road, and Lang’ata routes, all currently operating from the Nairobi Railways Central station.
It is part of a wider city decongestion strategy being implemented by NMS under the Nairobi Integrated Urban Development Master Plan which includes the construction of public service transport termini.
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