The endless traffic jams in Nairobi might now be a thing of the past in light of the introduction of designated lanes that will be solely for public service vehicles.
The demarcation exercise which commenced at Thika road today is a far sighted process of the bus rapid transportation (BRT) system.
However while appearing before the senate roads committee, Transport CS James Macharia sort to clear the air on the NYS buses that have started its operation across different estates in the city.
Macharia who was accompanied by the Director General of the Kenya highways authority and Kenyan urban roads authority now maintaining that the NYS buses will be operating under the BRT system that involves demarcation of key highway lanes.
Through a statement to newsrooms, KENHA who were spearheading the process along Thika Road today now say the exercise will continue to Mombasa road as well as the larger Nairobi Metropolitan Area and it is to facilitate the easy movement of the high capacity buses carrying 80 passengers.
With the transport stakeholders coming up with a framework in actualizing the process dedicated lines will also be used for fire engines, ambulances and VVIPs during key functions.
The long term solution been a modal shift from private cars to public transportation that is common in the western states.
In their roadmap some of the mentioned pickup points will be Githurai, Kasarani, Roysambi and Outerring will pick up points will be Tom Mboya, GPO, Community, Kyulu Road, Mara Road, Hospital Road and the Kenyatta National Hospital.