The Government has set aside Kshs200 billion for projects that are meant to reduce traffic congestion in Nairobi area, Transport Cabinet Secretary, James Macharia said
If completed, Mr Macharia said that a web of bus rapid transit system, new railway tracks, bypasses, and elevated highways are meant to reduce traffic jams by more than half.
The bus rapid transit system, which is set to be launched next month will cover Ngong road, Thika Highway, Waiyaki Way among other arteries and the new buses from South Africa will arrive at the same time.
Mr Macharia added that the government is in the process of rehabilitating 150 kilometres of railway truck in Nairobi to increase capacity.
Kenya Railways Cooperation (KRC) said that eleven diesel multiple units from Spain will arrive during the year to ferry passengers from various destinations across the city.
The JKIA -James Gichuru expressway, on the other hand, is set to commence in August, the road will feature a two-way highway comprising four-lanes that will pass through downtown, Nairobi,