Works at Nairobi Green Park bus terminus to be completed this week
Construction works at the Nairobi Green Park Bus Terminus are expected to be completed this week.
The park initially set for Passenger Service Vehicles (PSVs) only has now been expanded to accommodate boda bodas and taxis.
Five months after the breaking ground of the green park terminus, final touches are now being done on the facility.
“The terminus is about 95% complete, we have some % sections to complete this week. We intend to do our best, as you’re aware we’re doing 24-hour shifts, to ensure that this terminus is tested before the end of this week,” said Eng. Michael Ochieng, Director of Transport and Public Works, NMS.
“The terminus also has a place for other services in addition to the PSVs…we have a place for taxis, boda bodas, so that all transport modes will be taken care of. We have also put a very elaborate non-motorised transport system in which you can cycle and walk about.”
The park can hold up to 300 matatus at any one time with buses from different routes allocated bays to pick passengers from.
They will then have 30 minutes to pick passengers before exiting. Other public use amenities have also been put up at the terminus.
“In the event that vehicles break down here, they will not be on the road…we’ll have a service station in which they can get serviced. We’ll have a restaurant here, a supermarket, a health center, and a police station for the purposes of security control,” added Eng. Ochieng.
Jamal Ibrahim, Chairman of the Association of Matatu Owners, on his part said: “Everything is inside this green park…this is the first time since independence that the government has invested heavily in the transport sector.”
The terminus will accommodate matatus using Mombasa Road, South B, South C, industrial Area, Imara Daima, Athi River, Kitengela and Machakos.
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