President Kenyatta to launch SGR phase 2

 President Kenyatta to launch SGR phase 2

President Uhuru Kenyatta is set to preside over the official launch of Phase 2A of the Standard Gauge Railway.

He will also Commission the Construction of the JKIA to Westlands Expressway, and preside over the ground breaking ceremony of the Naivasha Inland Container Depot.

The President will make stopovers to commission, as well as address wananchi at SGR Stations along the new railway line in Ongata Rongai, Ngong, Kimuka, Mai Mahiu and Suswa.

The 120 kilometre standard gauge railway line between Nairobi and Naivasha connects Mombasa through Nairobi to the resort town of Naivasha, where a dry port is under construction to ease the movement of goods.

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It has 29 bridges; 6 super-major, 15 major and 8 medium. At 46 metres, Mulua Orkondi in Duka Moja, Narok County, is the tallest of the bridges.

The Nairobi-Naivasha railway line has been under construction since October 2016. The construction of the railway line is being undertaken by the China Communications Construction Company.

It will be operational as from Thursday October 17, 2019.

The Nairobi Expressway Project connects Mombasa Road and Nakuru Highway at Rironi.

It is projected to cost 50 billion shillings and will take 3 years to complete.