In Summary
  • The four footbridges under construction on Thika Road are designed as modules for ease of modifications to accommodate BRT services.
  • Aside from these, development of park and ride facility has been proposed at Kasarani stadium to be integrated with the commuter rail services.

Taxpayers will spend Sh5.8 billion to construct a lane for high-capacity buses along Thika Road in a bid to ease Nairobi's traffic congestion.

Transport cabinet secretary James Macharia told Parliament earlier this week the design will comprise a station, four-foot bridges as well as a park and ride facility.

The Kenya National Highways Authority (Kenha) is overseeing the project which is one of the five Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) System corridors in Nairobi.

“The design infrastructure is going on under Kenha which has estimated the cost to be Sh5.8 billion,” Mr Macharia told the National Assembly Committee on Transport.

He said preliminary designs provide that the stations be located at an highland between the two highways going to Thika and coming to Nairobi.

“It means that the people going to Thika would be able to access the station just like those going to Nairobi,” he said.

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