KCCA is planning to introduce railway transport service in the next financial year to reduce traffic jam in the city centre.
By Noah Jagwe
THE Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) is planning to introduce railway transport service in the next financial year to reduce traffic in the city centre.
The KCCA Director engineering and Technical Service Andrew Kitaka said before setting off for fact-finding study by the Parliamentary Committee on Physical infrastructure about Kampala Capital City.
He said discussions are underway to implement the project in the next financial year.
Kitaka explained that this is part of the plan to decongest the city in terms of traffic jam in the future.
He also said the council would use the same infrastructure for the Rift Valley Railways.
Kitaka added that Rift Valley was not successful because it never had consent from the public.
He noted that they are soon stopping taxi vehicles and boda-bodas from accessing the city centre as a way to reduce traffic jam.
“We are going to commission a study on the access points” Kitaka said.
“However we request the parliamentary committee on physical infrastructure to increase funding to the KCCA to enable it carry out its plans” he added.
Kitaka also said they are still looking for funding from the government of China to decongest the city with the main emphasis on signalization of Junctions among others.
KCCA to introduce Railway services