Kenya Railway has started plans to decongest the city through improved railway network across Nairobi city and its environs. The plan which is expected to benefit over five hundred thousand people daily ,will start mid next year.
Speaking during giving an overview of standard gauge railway report, Kenya Railway Managing Director Atunus Maina said that the project will benefit many travelers by using railway and also increase the income of the cooperation.
The project aims to increase the number of travelers from five thousand to five hundred thousand people every day.
In addition the organization also has plans to build a new railway which will link the city center to suburbs such as Rongai and Ngong in Kajiado county.
Already 32 railway stations within Nairobi have been revived and others built to champion this plan.
Such plans are also expected to introduce in Mombasa and Kisumu tackle transport challenges in those areas.
Maina said that so far 80% of standard gauge railways has been completed and the first face will be completed by next year June.
He added that the project has created over three thousand jobs and by the end of the whole project,over 150 million people in East Central Africa will benefit from it.
So far the government of Kenya has identified two corridors for high capacity transport system for both freight and passengers.
Over 1700 tonnes are expected to be transported annually from the port of Mombasa to other places within this region.