The decision by Nairobi County to change the picking and dropping off locations to the Green Park Terminus will have an impact on travelers from Nyanza, Western, and portions of the Rift Valley.
The decision to relocate long-distance PSVs was reached after discussions between the county and Matatu operators and owners, according to a notification by acting Nairobi County Secretary Jairus Musumba.
The first stage of restructuring Public service vehicle operations within the city is the relocation to the newly built terminus.
According to the notification, “all PSVs Saccos and PSV firms serving services between Nyanza, Western, North, South, and Central Rift who are currently operating from Nairobi’s CBD would be transferred to the Green Park Terminus in the 1st Phase beginning December 1, 2022.”
Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja revealed last week that the Green Park bus terminal would be accessible to long-distance PSVs starting on December 1.
He claimed that the new rule is a component of efforts to streamline the CBD.
“The Green Park stop is excellent. It has decent amenities and enough room. Beginning on December 1, those going upcountry should be prepared to board at Green Park. All long-distance PSVs are moving there, he said.
The Nairobi Metropolitan Services first built the Sh250 million bus terminal for PSVs operating on the Lang’ata and Ngong Road routes.
Despite retired President Uhuru Kenyatta examining it three times before the commissioning last year, the reopening stalled.
Six more termini, including Green Park, were set up by NMS for Sh350 million to serve as the official pick-up and drop-off locations after matatus are banned from entering the CBD.
Desai, Park Road, Ladhies Muthurwa, Fig Tree, and Bunyala-Workshop Road are among the others.