Narok Town's Multi-Million-Shilling Bus Stop To Be Ready In July
Narok county’s Sh131m bus stop that is under construction in Narok town will be ready in July 2021.
Speaking after inspecting the ongoing works on Wednesday, Narok county Governor Samuel Tunai said the construction period was six months with three already elapsed.
“This means we are remaining with only three months for the stage to be launched for use,” he said.
The bus stage comprises 150 stalls which the governor said will be rented out with priority going to deserving vulnerable businesspersons, mainly women and youth, to boost their income.
“Being the main stage, we expect a 24-hour economy around it in the future because people from different counties will be meeting here,” said Tunai.
Each Matatu Sacco operating in the town will be designated four slots in the 120-vehicle capacity terminus.
The facility located at the heart of Narok town will also have three toilet blocs and a constant supply of water to maintain high levels of hygiene at all times, the governor said.
There are three exits and three entrances designed to facilitate the smooth flow of traffic in and out of the stage.
“This is expected to reduce congestion in the now busy town as Matatus are forced to crowd in the street corners and sometimes cause huge traffic snarl-up,” he said.
The second term governor said the stage is one of the landmark projects in his ten-year tenure as the county chief.
“Narok has already been upgraded to a municipality and that is why we are working to ensure we improve the services that we are rendering to wananchi,” he said.
The floor of the bus stop, which is being funded by the World Bank in collaboration with the county government of Narok, will be made of paved blocks to prevent mud and dust.
The business community has lauded the project saying it will go a long way in boosting the face of Narok town that is growing at a high rate.
The county Chamber of Commerce chair David ole Mpatiany said the new face of the stage will attract more investors to the town.