Matatu Operators Poke Holes in NMS’ Green Park Stage
Matatu Owners Association has criticised the manner in which the Green Park Stage was designed saying it will create more havoc than ease traffic jam.
According to Kimutai Green Park terminal is a mockery to Matatus operating along Ngong road and Langata road.
“We told them to involve us so that we can show their contractors on how to go about this… you can now see the mess…the confusion there is you can only alight but matatus have no holding grounds,” he said.
“Another notable mistake is that the exit it will create an automatic jam …because you can’t exit in speed in the highway,” he added.
NMS director for roads Michael Ochieng’ has however, defended the design saying it will ease PSV drop and pick up time.
Ochieng’ noted that they shall conduct three testing exercises which include picking of passengers, dropping of passengers, and usage of electronic devices before allowing full operation at the terminus.
‘‘The beauty of this design is that we did not want passengers to use much time to town and if you ask them it is almost the same,’’ Ochieng said.