How Kampala will get Green Transport -Trams


First ask – what is a single matatu mini-bus total emission of toxic fumes per single working day multiplied with over 7000 min-buses working in a closed area of less than only 20 Kilometres. Kampala is totally poisoned. One mini-bus consumers over 20 litres of diesel per day.

The best way to solve Kampala Metro Transport system is to start right away with implementing a green transport system – i.e. trams or light trains are very good in terms capacity per route, maintenance cost and alternative use of fuels. They can use both electric power and diesel
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Mukono will be linked to Kampala Central with a tram
Bujuko linked to Kampala Central with a tram
Kampala Central station to Mulago with a tram via Kitante road
Kampala Central station to Bukoto/ Ntinda with a tram via Kitante road
Makerere University to Central station
Kyengera – Natete, Ndeba to Kampala Central Station

The above are high-density population areas that can bring in quick returns. To kick start this project – let KCCA contact siemens the manufacture of trams to test run these routes before contract bidding.

Kampala to Entebbe Airport
Kawanda to Kampala Central Station
Namanve to Kampala Central Station

The alternative is a rapid transport system using buses. But diesel is one of the largest pollutants. How much will a min bus or a big bus emitted per cubic litre of air?

Daniel Bwanika
http://www.idrc-ug.com

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