NMS rolls out the last test run in Bus terminuses

Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) has commenced the fifth and the last test run of Public Service Vehicle terminuses to flag out the imperfections that were analysed during the last trial run.

Speaking today at Nairobi Green Park Terminus, NMS Director for Roads and Transport, Engineer Michael Otieno said NMS has improved on several things, mainly the roads surrounding the Upper Hill area to facilitate traffic flow into the new Green Park Terminus.

“You notice that the exit lane is dedicated for the vehicles to move out without any vehicles coming in using the same gate,” said Otieno.

He added that the entrance gate is set right from Upper Hill down to Green Park, to ensure that there is no congestion along Haile Selassie Avenue, Kenyatta Avenue and Uhuru Highway.

“Initially there was a mix up of people and vehicles at dropping points, that is why we are here to control, guide and ensure that the signages are clearly used by passengers and vehicle operators,” he said.

Otieno noted that NMS is controlling the exit point where drivers tend to take long in the terminus instead of the designated time of 20 minutes for each vehicle.

The director explained that in the morning ‘rush hour’ drivers may experience some challenges including lack of passengers travelling out of the city nevertheless, every vehicle, according to Otieno, must move out of the park in order to create space for other vehicles.

“It is worth noting that there are a few other disappointing transport operators who are trying to bypass the system by dropping and going through the Expressway lane and proceed into town to pick up passengers and then discourage more passengers from coming into the park,” Otieno emphasised.

He made it clear that for six hours since they started directing vehicles through the park they have not experienced congestion unlike the previous test run.

He at the same time asked transport operators and representatives to forward as many complaints as possible that need to be addressed by NMS.



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