The Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) has announced that Matatus will not be allowed to operate in Nairobi’s Central Business District (CBD) starting April.
NMS Transport and Public Works Director Engineer Michael Ochieng said that the Green Park terminal is 98% complete and will accommodate between 300 and 350 vehicles at go, and up to 20,000 in a day.
Passengers from Ngong, Karen, Rongai, Kikuyu, Dagoretti, Kawangware, Kibra, Highrise, Ngumo, Langata, Nairobi West, Makadara, Kaberia, Satellite and Kiserian-bound commuters will terminate their journey at Green Park terminal.
“The change we are making in terms of traffic to decongesting Nairobi has been done in other parts of the world and it must be done in Kenya too. We must take the lead in East Africa to show that we are able to manage their public transport,” Ochieng was on Tuesday quoted by the Business Daily on saying.
The Fig Tree, Muthurwa, and Globe Roundabout termini are also other points set to be opened, as well as the Bunyala and Workshop Road junction terminus.
In the radical changes that NMS has introduced, taunting will not be allowed, three cars per SACCO will be allowed at the terminal. There will be a Public Address system that will be guiding passengers