One Hundred Years After Kenya launched New Railway

One Hundred Years After Kenya launched New Railway

 

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        One hundred years later, a new railway was launched in Kenya


For the first time in 100 years, a new railway has been launched in Kenya, a country in North-East Africa. The rail link from the southern port city of Mombasa to the capital, Nairobi, opened on Wednesday after a two-and-a-half years of construction with Chinese assistance. This will reduce the distance on the road by about half. The project is expected to boost Kenya's economy in the coming days, as well as create massive employment. The new Mombasa-Nairobi rail link began a hundred years later at this magnificent railway terminal in the southern Kenyan port city of Mombasa.



This will reduce the distance on the road by about half. The project is expected to boost Kenya's economy in the coming days, as well as create massive employment. The new Mombasa-Nairobi rail link began a hundred years later at this magnificent railway terminal in the southern Kenyan port city of Mombasa. The new rail link between the south and west of the country will reduce the road distance between Mombasa and Nairobi by about four hours. The people of the two main cities of the country will get the benefits. One person said it took six to eight hours by bus from Mombasa to Nairobi. Now I can go in only 4 hours.


We are very excited about this train service. Each cargo train with a speed of 90 km per hour will be able to carry more than 200 containers per hour. It will take less than 6 hours to transport goods from Mombasa to Nairobi. The Kenyan government plans to set up a wider rail link in January. It is the largest infrastructure built in Kenya since independence from the British colony in 1973. So at the opening ceremony, President Uhuru Kenyatta called it the beginning of a new year"This is a historic moment for us, "  said Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta. This railway service is not only for us, the next few generations will also benefit from it. As part of the master plan to establish rail links with Tanzania in the south and Uganda in the west, a 470-kilometre railway line was initially built from Mombasa to the capital Nairobi…

Source: online


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