Raila lauds government infrastructure plan
10 December 2013, 12:04
Nairobi - Former Prime Minister, Raila Odinga, is confident the new railway service at the Makadara Railway station will reduce traffic congestion in the city.
The Railway service is expected to serve more than 5 000 Eastlands residents who depend on public service transport for movement in and out of the city.
Odinga praised the government for its effort towards streamlining the transport sector adding that the new railway station would contribute immensely towards reducing traffic snarl-ups in the city.
“Public transport has made the Nairobi Central Business District constantly clogged,” said Odinga.
He further noted that businesses within Nairobi were greatly suffering heavy losses due to poor infrastructure.
Transport Cabinet Secretary, Michael Kamau, said that the project was part of a larger plan to consolidate transport in the country.
“For us to realize development in this country we must develop infrastructure,” he said.
He further said that construction of railway lines, airports, and water transport would take development in this country to a different level.
The commissioning of the Makadara railway station comes after the Syokimau railway station was commissioned by the retired President Mwai Kibaki.
The launch came amid reports that Kenyans were still shunning the Syokimau subway transport in favour of public service vehicles despite the subsidized fare costs in the railway transport.
Another project, the Imara Daima railway station, is set for launch on Wednesday.
– CAJ News