Public Service Vehicles (PSV) will not be allowed access to the Central Business District (CBD) from Monday in the latest effort by the government to ease congestion in the city center.
The PSVs, popularly referred to as matatus, will be expected to pick and drop passengers at the designated terminus away from the city center.
NEW MATATU TERMINUS / STAGE
All vehicles headed to the city center from Ngong road will be expected to end their trip at the Railways terminus while those from Waiyaki Way, Uhuru Highway, Kipande Road and Limuru Road will have their termini at Fig Tree terminal A.
All PSVs from Jogoo road will use Muthurwa terminus, those from Mombasa road and Langata will have their station at Hakati terminus while all high capacity vehicles from upcountry will use Machakos terminus.
Matatus accessing the CBD from Thika Road and Kiambu road will be operating at Fig Tree terminal B while those accessing town using Juja Road, Ring road Ngara and Park Road will have their termini at Ngara Road terminus.
The Nairobi County Government has also revoked all gazette notices and letters that had earlier allocated pick-up and drop-off points in the CBD.
The government has been trying to lock out matatus from the CBD since last year but the process has never materialized but with the recently introduced vigour in enforcing the Michuki traffic rules by the transport and interior ministries, the plan will possibly materialise.