Nyeri Town Main Transport Termini whose ground breaking was done by the governor on 19th June 2019 will be done in two phases. The first phase of the project which costs Kshs. 600 million is almost complete.
It is funded by the World Bank under the Kenya Urban Support Programme (KUSP) in partnership with the County Government of Nyeri.
The Municipal Board in collaboration with the Department of Lands, Housing, Physical Planning and Urbanization is currently constructing the Nyeri Town Bus Termini, a mega flagship project situated at Asian Quarters, Nyeri town.
The bus park, set to be one of the largest smart termini hubs in Kenya, will create an affordable and efficient transport mechanism which a truly inclusive society needs access to. Not only will it reduce traffic and human congestion within the Central Business District but it will also create job opportunities to thousands of area residents.
Governor Kahiga has termed the multi-million project as transformational noting that it will bring about an economic turn around and progression for the people of Nyeri, taking it back to its lost glory as an ideal place to live and work in for generations to come.
“We are committed to reviving the town’s infrastructure and our plan is to approach the outskirts of Nyeri. With the Asian Quarters Bus Termini, we will have a very robust economy which is the real outcome of devolution,” governor Kahiga said.
This is in line with the dream of making Nyeri town the cleanest and most beautiful city to increase our tourist numbers and build a thriving local economy.
Once complete, the termini will have 800 business stalls, six restaurants, 240 matatu stages, taxi bays, TukTuk bays, 98 booking bays, 51 lorry bays, 94 passenger waiting bays and ticket offices.
Other amenities will include a fire sub-station, a police post, a power sub-station, a garage, five sanitation blocks, an open air market, shops and block of offices and an ICT hub.
Rehabilitation of access roads in the neighbouring estates has also been done to ease traffic movement and street lighting projects to enable a 24-hour economy. The project which started in June 2019 has already created jobs for hundreds of youths per day who have been involved in construction.
The termini will employ approximately 7,000 people on a daily basis and also have daily movement of over 20,000 passengers once operational.
By now the project is at various stages of completion; the main works are 90 % complete, the Cluster 1 road are 70 % complete, the Cluster 2 are 45% complete and the Rehabilitation of Addis Ababa & Kartar Singh has been completed.