All cars to be banned from Nairobi CBD on Wednesdays and Saturdays

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BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,23RD  MAY 2018-As  one way  of De-congesting the Nairobi City   the management has decided to set aside   Wednesdays and Saturdays  as  proposed days when no car will be allowed within  Central Business District and Westlands .

Nairobi County Executive Committee Roads, Transport and Infrastructure Mohammed Dagane says  the plans are being undertaken by the county in conjunction with the Nairobi Regeneration Team.

“We need to shift from the idea using our own vehicles coming to town every day, because you find more than three million of cars coming to the CBD and each one of them is not carrying more than one passenger,” he said.

Dagane also said that the move is aimed at inculcating the culture of using public transport in Nairobi.

Organized car-free days are held in various cities across the world where motorists are encouraged to give up their vehicles and has been institutionalized in some areas making it compulsory.

Dagane  also added that bus termini are now complete and relocation of Public Service Vehicles from CBD will be effected by the end of June.

Plans to implement the Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) are also underway whose launch will be preceded by the availability of 39 buses.


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