Motorists using the electronic means of payment, either the Manual Toll Card (MTC) or Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) service, along the Nairobi Expressway will get discounted prices.
Speaking to Kenyans.co.ke, an official of Moja Expressway company stated that motorists using the MTC get a two per cent discount on the normal rates while those using the ETC service get a five per cent discount.
The official noted that the discounted prices are in a bid to encourage motorists to use the electronic means as opposed to the cash method whereby users will pay the full amount.The Nairobi East toll station of Nairobi Expressway.Daily Nation
To put it into perspective, a trip from Mlolongo to Westlands, which costs motorists Ksh300 will see them pay Ksh285 for ETC while those using the MTC service will pay Ksh294.
In the case of motorists covering Westlands to Mombasa Road (Capital Centre) whereby the stipulated charge is Ksh100, ETC users will pay Ksh95 while MTC will remit Ksh98.
The operator also noted that the discounts are a result of the service charges that one pays during the registration process.
In order to access the ETC service, users have to pay a minimum fee of Ksh2,000 and a service charge of Ksh1,000.
However, when a motorist pays Ksh5,000 and above, the whole amount goes towards the toll points. For MTC users, a minimum fee of Ksh2,000 and a service charge of Ksh300 are required.
The official noted that mobile money transactions will not be used as it would cause traffic along the 27.1 kilometre road.
Initially, the Moja Expressway Company revealed that ambulances, fire trucks, police and Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) vehicles would be exempted from paying toll charges along the road.
However, the company clarified that police officers and any military personnel who use their private vehicles would be required to pay the toll charges.
The road was opened on a trial basis by Transport Cabinet Secretary, James Macharia, on Saturday, May 14, before it is officially opened later in the month.President Uhuru Kenyatta accompanied by Transport CS James Macharia and NMS Director General Mohamed Badi in December 2021.PSCUfire
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