Traffic jams and congestion in Nairobi County could be a thing of the past after the County Assembly Transport and Safety committee began probing the issue.
The move will see traffic eased in various roads leading to the City’s Central Business District thereby allowing free flow of vehicles.
The Nairobi County Transport and Safety Committee met stakeholders in the transport sector to deliberate on a new plan of easing traffic in the city.
Nairobi County CEC for Infrastructure Mohammed Dagane said they were committed to end the traffic menace in the county.
A taskforce bringing together members from National Transport and Safety Authority , traffic department, and Public Service Vehicles operators is part of the larger Nairobi regeneration Committee has already began its work.
NTSA Director for Road Safety Njeri Waithaka said only 23 counties had formed the county transport and safety committees in line with the NTSA Act 2016.
Nairobi Bus Transporters Chairman Edwin Mukabana welcomed the move to decongest the city terming it as long overdue.
According to Dagane there are over 300,000 private vehicles and 40,000 motorcycles moving in and out of the capital city on a daily basis hence the need to reduce the numbers.