In Summary
  • Construction will start in May and take two years, with commuters expected to start enjoying cable car services from 2020.
  • Commuters will cross the 500m channel in about three minutes. They will pay between Sh20 and Sh100 depending on the mode and type of operation.
  • The project will help in decongesting the Likoni Channel, which is used by 330,000 people and more than 6,000 vehicles daily.

The government has settled on a contractor for the Sh5.8 billion Likoni cable cars project.

Doppelmayr Group will start construction in May.

CABLE CARS

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Construction will take two years with commuters expected to start enjoying cable car services from 2020.

Trapos Limited, who are the sponsors of the project, and the Kenya Ferry Services (KFS) signed the concession agreement of the multi-billion shilling project last December.

In an interview with the Nation at his office in Mombasa, KFS managing director Bakari Gowa on Thursday said the agency is finalising on land to be used to erect a mast to support the cable cars.

“The issues we are handling now are minor ones because the land has been identified. Another issue is the appointment of directors who will represent the KFS to the Likoni Cable Cars Ltd,” said Mr Gowa.

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