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Bodabodas, taxis to get space in new city park

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The upcoming Green Park bus terminus at Railways Club. PHOTO | LUCY WANJIRU | NMG

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Summary

  • The Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) is set to expand Green Park bus terminus at Railway Club to accommodate bodabodas and taxis operating in the city.
  • This is part of a strategy to provide last-mile connectivity for commuters using the facility.
  • NMS Director of Transport and Public Works Michael Ochieng said the bodabodas and taxis will be available in the terminus for commuters who will not like to walk from the terminus to the Central Business District (CBD).

The Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) is set to expand Green Park bus terminus at Railway Club to accommodate bodabodas and taxis operating in the city.

This is part of a strategy to provide last-mile connectivity for commuters using the facility.

NMS Director of Transport and Public Works Michael Ochieng said the bodabodas and taxis will be available in the terminus for commuters who will not like to walk from the terminus to the Central Business District (CBD).

The move, he noted, is intended to accommodate all stakeholders in the decongestion strategy in the capital.

Mr Ochieng added that extension works are currently going on, with NMS extending the transport furniture within the terminus that was at first intended to accommodate at least 140 matatus.

“Decongestion is more of an expansive and we don’t want it to be branded as a matatu issue. We want to bring taxis and bodaboda operators who are also operating within the Central Business District,” said Mr Ochieng.

Bodaboda operators have continued being a menace despite being banned by City Hall in 2019 from operating within the city centre.