Nairobi, 31st, August, 2021 .
Nairobi City County Executive for Roads and Public Works, Mohamoud Dagane conducted an inspection tour of the Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) line 2 on Thika Road accompanied by other NaMATA board members and management officials.
Said, CEC Dagane “The Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project on Thika road which starts from Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) terminal to Ruiru station deport when complete will be 20.18km with more than ten intermediate stations and 24 platforms. This project will also include the modification of the footbridges at Safari Park area and installation of alucobond which have already been completed. Concrete pavements on both sides have also been constructed on the BRT lane to avoid vehicles using the same which might lead to obstruction and traffic jam.”
Nairobi City County Deputy Governor and Acting Governor, HE Ann Kananu commended the huge infrastructural step that the team from Nairobi Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (NAMATA) continues to make. Said HE, Kananu, “I am happy with the progress the authority continues to make towards providing a dynamic and achievable platform that will resolve decades-old traffic challenges in the city. The ongoing design review of Ruiru deport and Kenyatta hospital Terminus is meant to minimize the impact on existing structures in the city’s surrounding as well as extend coverage to Murang’a, Machakos, Kiambu and Kajiado counties.”
HE, Kananu said the city is still on course to developing a sustainable urban movement plan that will serve as the core for the “orderly and structured” development of the proposed metropolitan area mass-transit system that will combine both commuter rail and bus rapid-transit once completed.
In 2017, President Uhuru Kenyatta signed an order that created the Nairobi Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (NAMATA) and mandated it to provide the city with a world-class and top notch public transport system. The project which will reduce traffic by 15% and and will cost Kes5.6B is earmarked for completion in February 2022.