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Matatus to be relocated from Nairobi CBD beginning January

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The Nairobi Metropolitan Services will relocate matatus from the central business district in phases from next week.

This comes as the Mohammed Badi-led office nears completion of Green Park, Desai and Park Road termini.

As the NMS continues to engage relevant stakeholders, its director of Transport and Public Works, Engineer Michael Ochieng, revealed that phase one might start mid-January 2021.

PSVs will now dock at Green Park, Desai road, Muthurwa and at Bunyala road.

Green Park terminus, which is meant to accommodate at least 110 matatus, is almost complete, with the NMS finalizing the facilities within the area. Together with Desai and Park roads, it will be the first terminus to be commissioned.

The commissioning date will be officially communicated by Director General Badi.

“The NMS is trying to complete these termini before next year. My work is on the technical bit and so my superiors will officially communicate the exact commissioning date,” Eng Ochieng said.

Green Park Matatu terminus.

He explained that Phase One will include all plying the Langata and Ngong routes. They will be first to be relocated from the CBD. They will be picking up and dropping off commuters at Green park terminus located at Railways Club.

NMS announces new matatu terminus in Nairobi

Within the terminus, there will be a police post, supermarket, modern ablution, restaurants and a dispensary.

The NMS has finalized the foundations for the walkways and cabro works are set to be completed before the New Year.

Muthurwa terminus is expected to remain as the end point for those plying from Jogoo and Lusaka roads.

The terminal at the junction of Bunyala road will serve vehicles from Mombasa road while the Desai road terminus in Ngara will serve vehicles from Waiyaki way, Uhuru highway, Kipande and Limuru roads.

NMS boss Major Badi has urged all the concerned parties to adhere to the new changes when the time comes.

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