One of the mass transit buses showcased today on Mombasa Road to town. Photo / nation.co.ke

City Shuttle has introduced mass transit buses in Nairobi, setting the stage for a new transport era that seeks to reduce traffic jams in the city.

A test drive of the City Shuttle buses on Mombasa Road, through the city centre and to the Kencom bus terminus caused a stir among Nairobi residents, who marvelled at the long vehicles.

The buses are likely to boost hopes among commuters that a plan to introduce a mass rapid transportation system incorporating light railway and buses to decongest the city would soon become a reality. But it will be bad news for investors in public transport who are likely to be pushed out of business.

TruckMart East Africa Ltd sales executive Mehul Sachdev said four such buses with the capacity to ferry 120 passengers are available for sale.

He said the buses would help to decongest city roads since they are designed to carry both standing and seated passengers. “One of these buses will remove four buses from the road and it will hence reduce traffic jams in the city as it is fitted to carry 62 sitting and 70 standing passengers,” said Mr Sachdev.

TruckMart East Africa Ltd sales executive Mehul Sachdev said four such buses with the capacity to ferry 120 passengers are available for sale.

He said the buses would help to decongest city roads since they are designed to carry both standing and seated passengers.

“One of these buses will remove four buses from the road and it will hence reduce traffic jams in the city as it is fitted to carry 62 sitting and 70 standing passengers,” said Mr Sachdev.

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