Nairobi Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (NaMATA) Director General Francis Gitau has disclosed plans to introduce 120 electric buses in the Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) system, with 19 stations set to be constructed to facilitate access to the electric bus services.

During the e-Mobility Conference at KICC in Nairobi, Engineer Gitau outlined the strategic positioning of the stations along key roads and estates, including Dandora, Councillor Opunda, Muigai Kenyatta Road, and more.

“The BRT Line 3, stretching from Dandora to the CBD and Hospitals near Kenyatta Hospital, will revolutionize public transportation in Nairobi,” Gitau remarked.

With an estimated 40,000 passengers per hour set to benefit from the 12.4-kilometer stretch, the project is projected to cost Ksh52 billion, with Ksh10 billion allocated for the acquisition of electric buses. The government will collaborate with partners like the European Union in executing the initiative.

Engineer Gitau emphasized the importance of comprehensive planning and financial analysis in ensuring the success of the project, noting that the design for the line is already complete, signaling imminent implementation.