The Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) is set to demolish the ‘Machakos’ Country Bus station and in its place construct a modern car parking bay.
The modern parking bay will entail a digital multi-storey parking where motorists will be charged hourly.
NMS has already initiated the process of developing underground parking at Sunken Park which will also happen at Machakos Bus Park. And all these underground parking areas will be digitally controlledsaid NMS Director-General Mohammed Badi
It will be affordable and once the motorists reach the parking lot, you will pay through mobile money, leave your car there and it will be parked for you in whichever floor of that building.Badi added.
The new parking bay will mirror The Holy Family Basilica church’s four-storey parking bay that has been set up with 536 parking slots. Previously, it used to accommodate only 120 parking slots.
Also, NMS will do away with on-street parking slots in Nairobi and have non-motorised transport (NMT) corridors with pedestrian and cycling lanes as part of wider plans to decongest the capital.
In Nairobi, it is estimated that motorists pay an average of Ksh9,500 per bay per month.
However, the charges vary depending on different location, with places such as Karen charging Ksh10,862, Parklands (Ksh10,500), Gigiri (Ksh10,500) and Upper Hill Ksh9,500.