Likoni cable cars will boost tourism, re­duce traf­fic jams

The Star (Kenya) - - Voices -

The key chal­lenge fac­ing the tourism sec­tor is over- re­liance on a nar­row prod­uct range. There is an ur­gent need to di­ver­sify by in­tro­duc­ing new sys­tems such as the cable cars. This will help re­duce over­crowd­ing and er­ratic ser­vices of the ferry at the Likoni chan­nel be­cause they will eas­ily cross us­ing the cable car sys­tem run by the Kenya Ferry Ser­vices.The ser­vice link­ing Mom­basa Is­land and the south main­land is ex­pected to re­duce the long traf­fic jams and boost tourism in the South Coast by pro­vid­ing pedes­tri­ans with an al­ter­na­tive and in the process, re­duce de­lays. This idea by the KFS to in­tro­duce this sys­tem by March next year is amaz­ing and a great boost to lo­cal tourism . It will only charge Sh20 dur­ing off peak hours and Sh50 dur­ing peak hours. The cable car will have a ca­pac­ity of 10,000 pas­sen­gers per hour on both di­rec­tions. A trip that nor­mally takes 10 min­utes will now take only two min­utes.


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