By Emmanuel Onyango
The Dar es Salaam Rapid Transit Agency (DART) has temporarily suspended its transport services today ,Monday in Dar es Salaam city following heavy rains that poured down causing floods along its major route at Jangwani area which is also the company’s main yard, the Azania Post can reliably inform the general public.
This situation made scores of commuters who depend on the transport especially those plying between Kimara –Kivukoni-Gerezani to Morocco destination to divert the trend and use other means of transport.
The survey by Azania Post today in the morning witnessed scores of commuters who thronged at various special DART bus stations along Kimara-Kivukoni-Morocco routes who got stranded unaware of what was going on.
DART stations had inscription note that reads, “DART imesitisha safari zake kwa muda” literally means DART has temporarily suspended its services.
Dar es Salaam, a city of five million, is one of the fastest growing cities in the world, a major economic hub in East Africa and a major port city on the Indian Ocean. With support from the World Bank, city officials launched the local bus-rapid transit system, known as DART, in May 2016. Bus-rapid transit,
Meanwhile, the devastating rains that started at around 05;00 o’clock in the morning wreaked havoc transport infrastructures within the city that ultimately caused traffic congestions in during morning hours.
The survey by the Azania Post can establish that motorists were moving at a snail’s pace an aspect that caused anger among commuters in various buses in which they boarded,
This reporter witnessed some commuters who decided to disembark and hire Bajaj that rushed them quickly at various points of destinations. The situation happened along Nyerere road, Nelson Mandela Road, Kawawa Road as