Relief for matatu operators as NMS postpones move of matatus out of CBD
Matatu operators seem to have breathed a sigh of relief after the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) postponed the move to bar matatus from the Central Business District to December 14 2020.
NMS says that the move has been informed by the works that are still going on at the various bus termini that the matatus are supposed to use.
NMS Boss General Mohamed Badi had previously stated they were going to kick out matatus out of CBD by Tuesday December 2 2020.
A spot check by Ghetto Radio News showed that works are still going on in various bus termini being prepared by the NMS for the process.
The Ngara terminal is still under construction with very minimal works going on.
The Ngara terminal is supposed to be used by vehicles plying the Thika Superhighway while the Parkroad bus terminal is supposed to be used by matatus coming from the vast Mount Kenya Region.
The Muthurwa terminus is expected to remain as it serves PSV from Jogoo and Lusaka roads.
According to the NMS, works at the bus terminals were set to be completed by December 1 but has taken longer than anticipated.
The green park terminus has the capacity to contain 110 matatus with a specific lane dedicated to Public Service Vehicles (PSVs).
Another terminus at the junction of Bunyala and Workshop roads is under construction and will serve PSVs plying Mombasa Road.