Nairobi Metropolitan Services seems to be exceeding the expectations of Nairobians. This is after the body embarked on tarmacking roads in various parts of the city.
In a statement released on 21st October, NMS said that it would burn the midnight oil to ensure that the roads in the city are up to par. Currently, NMS is re-carpeting the road at Moi avenue in the Nairobi CBD. Thereafter, they will move to city estates.
“ We are re carpeting roads day and night in the CBD, estates across all 17 Sub-counties as we rehabilitate the capital to a world-class city,” NMS revealed in its statement.
Currently, you can spot construction workers working on the roads in the wee hours of the morning and late at night as well.
Areas to benefit
Some of the areas that will benefit from this NMS project include; Roysambu, Westlands,Kibra, Lang’ata, Dagorreti South, Dagoretti North, Embakasi South, Embakasi North, Embakasi East, Embakasi West, Mathare, Kamkunji, Makadara, and Starehe.
Following the launch of the Kangundo Road Asphalt, NMS will fast-track the roads. The Kangundo Road Asphalt has the ability to produce material that can recarpet 3kms of road in a day.
The previous Nanyuki road plant could only produce a maximum of 300 tonnes of asphalt daily.
NMS Transport Secretary Engineer Michael Ochieng’ is spearheading the upgrade of Nairobi’s transport infrastructure. Mr Ochieng’ previously worked at the State Department of Transport of Public Works.
Additionally, he is in charge of developing non-motorized transport network in the CBD. This transport system favors walking and cycling as opposed to driving inside the CBD. NMS has already converted most parking spots in the CBD to pedestrian walkways and cycling lanes.
NMS also plans on introducing Bus Rapid Transit (BRT). The Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) will be an alternative to the matatus that have overcrowded the transport system. This will be an effort to keep matatus out of the CBD.