05 Jun Kenya allocates US $55m for the construction of city bus lanes
he National Treasury of Kenya has allocated US $54m to be used in the construction of special lanes for high-capacity buses in efforts to decongest Nairobi roads.
According to the Treasury, the cash injection will be a boost for the building of a bus rapid transit (BRT) system that had stalled due to a lack of funds to put up supporting infrastructure and buy the high-capacity buses from South Africa. The BRT system has been designed to improve a city’s public transport network relative to conventional buses.
“Increase is on account of donor commitment and provision for procurement of bus rapid transport,” said the Treasury in the supplementary budget for the year ending June.