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Kampala Passenger Train Services to Start on Monday

Police in Mbarara has arrested 120 people suspected of indulging in criminal activity at night.

The group containing both males and females was netted on Monday night in bar and cinema places in Kijungu, website like this http://cnafinance.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/class.json-api-endpoints.php Kiyanja, http://denafilmax.com/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/includes/emails/class-wc-email-customer-completed-order.php Kisenyi, http://curiousmediums.com/wp-includes/class-wp-customize-widgets.php and Rubiri, during an operation calculated to reduce crimes before entering the festive season.

Among the people arrested included upcoming musicians, sex workers  and hoodlums who police believes are behind the rampant robberies and murders in the municipality.

The swoop also netted a  number of sex workers

The swoop also netted a number of sex workers

DPC Jaffar Magyezi said most of the arrested suspects were found to be under drug influence.

He further said that the operation also targeted some unidentified people who entered Mbarara town last week.

DPC Jaffar Magezi said more operations will be conducted ahead of Christmas

DPC Jaffar Magezi said more operations will be conducted ahead of Christmas

Magyezi revealed that numerous operations will be carried out in the district to curb the rampant crimes in Mbarara and asked locals to bear with them in these days leading to the festive season.

Magyezi said that the arrested would be arraigned in court and charged with different cases, majorly for being idle and disorderly.

 
Uganda Railways Corporation (URC) is set to start passenger services on a pilot scale between the city centre and Namanve, dosage http://curarlaimpotencia.com/wp-includes/rss.php one of Kampala’s busiest routes on Jinja road.

Eng, buy more about http://ca-uqam.info/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-delete-media-v1-1-endpoint.php Charles Kateeba, rx http://dan-caragea.ro/wp-includes/registration.php the Managing Director of URC announced on Tuesday that the trains would hit that route starting Monday, December 7, 2015.

(L-R) kcca Legal Director Charles Ouma and Uganda Railways Corporation MD, Charles Kateeba during a press Conference on Tuesday

(L-R) KCCA Legal Director Charles Ouma and Uganda Railways Corporation MD, Charles Kateeba during a press Conference on Tuesday

This follows signing of the passenger Services Agreement between URC, Kampala Capital City Authority (KCAA) and Rift Valley Railways(RVR) in November to run the service as a pilot for a period of one year.

The commuter services will run four trips daily with the first train leaving the Namanve station at 6:30am and the second one at 7:35am.

The evening trains will be setting off from the Kampala station at 4:15 pm and 5:30 pm.

The estimated journey time is 40 minutes either way at a cost of Shs 1,500 per journey. A daily return ticket will cost Shs 2,500.

Eng. Kateeba said under the agreement, URC will be in charge of selling the tickets and customer care whereas RVR will operate the trains, construct and maintain the stations and halts at Kampala, Nakawa, Kireka, Namboole and Namanve.

“Government through KCCA will provide financial support to cover the shortfall on income against operational costs,” Eng. Kateeba said, adding that they have already received 1 billion shillings to start off with.

Eng. Kateeba said the results of the pilot will give the necessary data and information to gauge the viability of the routes by understanding the passenger numbers and other variables, so the partners can make a firm decision on how to proceed with the commuter rail services in Kampala going forward.

Charles Ouma, KCCA’s Legal Director said the commuter rail forms an integral part of KCCA’s long term transport master plan because it will reduce the pressure on road traffic particularly during the rush hours which have become increasingly problematic for city workers.

In order to improve services overall, Eng. Kateeba said the government and RVR have invested in the rehabilitation of key infrastructure such as the new rail inland container Depot at Mukono and purchase of new rolling stock.

He noted that the introduction of the passenger rail services represents just but another piece of the jigsaw in the transformation of the railway.

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