After the government awarded a Chinese firm Stecol Corporation a tender to deliver special lanes for the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system, it is now emerging that passenger service vehicles will no longer be allowed to access CBD
The firm secured a Sh5.6 billion deal to commence the construction of the high capacity bus-lanes to be used during the implementation of the new move.
It is expected that more than 100 buses will be ferrying passengers from Thika Superhighway to Kenyatta National Hospital using special dedicated lanes.
Two years ago the government demarcated sections of the roads in Nairobi but the BRT System failed to kick off. In this renewed effort Thika highway will be remodelled to enable for the accommodation of support facilities such as of boarding stations and footbridges.
The government now has set aside a park-and- ride facility planned for construction at Kasarani, this will allow commuters heading to the CBD to alight from their vehicles and board a mass transport bus for the remainder of the journey
The Chinese company last week bagged the multi-billion shilling contract to build the long-awaited Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system, which is expected to support the city’s rickety public commuter services and help ease traffic congestion
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