MCAs want dropping zones for PSVs abolished
By Josphat Thiong'o | July 6th 2020
Nairobi MCAs want the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) to eliminate all on-street picking and dropping zones for Public Service Vehicles (PSVs) in the Central Business District.
The ward legislators are also agitating for a review of the parking, picking and dropping zones for PSVs which was last done in the year 2000.
This was revealed through a motion by Woodley/Kenyatta Golf Course MCA Mwangi Njihia, which pointed out that PSVs have converted walkways and parking spaces into bus stops and parking lots which consequently led to traffic jams and increased accidents involving pedestrians.
The motion was approved by the House on Thursday last week.
Njahia noted that PSVs and boda bodas are not adhering to guidelines and parking restrictions set out by the Government.
He gave the example of the Nazarene University CBD campus area where PSVs plying routes 125 and 111 have taken over and are now using it as their permanent parking, picking and dropping zone. “The PSVs should be allowed only minutes to be in the city centre just to pick and drop passengers then go to their holding zones,” Njihia told the Mohammed Badi-led NMS office.
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