One-way traffic system in Blantyre rolls out: Minister Phiri to launch signpost

Blantyre City Assembly  (BCA) is   rolling out  a one-way traffic  system from this Friday, October 11 2019 in its Blantyre Central Business District (CBD) as a means of reducing traffic congestion and Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Ben Phiri is  scheduled  to launch a signpost that will read “one-way street”.

Chanza explains to journalists about a one-way traffic system in Blantyre as traffic police officers will be engaged to guide motorists for the first two weeks to get used to it

.Director for Planning and Estate services for Blantyre City Council Cocxly Chanza said the system s expected to reduce traffic congestion in the City by 60 percent.

Chanza, however, admitted that implementation of the new traffic management system is not going to be a simple task as it shall involve changes in the  traffic flow of all major streets in the city.

He, has, therefore, appealed for corporation from motorists in the city for a smooth implementation of the traffic route changes.

Chanza added that for the first two weeks of the exercise, the council shall  involve Malawi Police Service and the Department of Road Traffic and Safety services to guide traffic in the city so that motorists get used to it.

“Blantyre city just like all  other cities across the country continues to register new cars every month and this has created congestion in the streets of our  city, so (OWTMS) is just one of  the measures the council is implementing to reduce congestion in the City”, said Chanza.

Chanza continued by saying that among the changes the council has designated Haille Sellasie Road  which starts from Larji Kuji roundabout to Nandos as a one way lane  carrying traffic from Limbe township into Blantyre main city.

He also said motorists exiting Blantyre main city shall be using Glynn Jones road which run from Mount Sochi Hotel to Larji Kuji roundabout to connect to Masauko Chipembere High Way.

Chanza also announced the Council’s future plans to construct a multi story  parked which shall be used to accommodate over 500 vehicles as a parking lot.

He also said minibuses shall be using specific streets once the city city council construct major bypasses in the city.

On his part, Anthony Kasunda  who is Blantyre City Councils spokesperson,  urged motorists to give the council feedback on the new traffic system.

Blantyre City Council already implemented one way traffic system in Limbe another busiest  townships in the City.

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Kapado Chimulirenji
4 years ago

Did Chanza appeal for corporation or cooperation? Till today you don’t know the difference between the two as a journalist.

4 years ago’s long overdue!

4 years ago

mw at its best. kkkkkkk anthuwa amapanga zocititsa manyazi. ulesi a malawi. what if we were a size of america.
ngati ndalama za nthumba mwanu.kkkkk
tidikile azacite launch pitala

bingu munthali
bingu munthali
4 years ago

akukapanga launch sign post
ma ministers a DPP nawo

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
4 years ago

Minister launching SIGN POST?, kikikikiiiiiiii. That’s the Malawi/nyasaland I know. And when is pitala going to officially open some toilets?

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