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Uganda: Aid as Buses Are Allowed to Resume Utilizing Katonga Bridge


Roads physique, UNRA has allowed buses to renew utilizing Katonga Bridge alongside the Kampala-Masaka freeway.

In a press release issued on Monday, UNRA mentioned other than pedestrians, motorbikes, salon vehicles, SUVs, station wagons, commuter taxis and 28 seaters often known as coasters, buses can too resume utilizing the bridge.

“In consequence, the prevailing bridge has now been opened to all buses along with the sunshine automobiles that have been earlier permitted to make use of the part below the precautionary measures which are to be carried out instantly by the contractor (China Communications Development Firm Ltd) throughout this time,” a press release by UNRA mentioned.

“All permitted visitors is subsequently strongly urged to comply with the signage in place and all of the visitors tips established at a secure strategy distance to the bridge.”

In accordance with UNRA, the greenlight for buses to renew utilizing the bridge adopted steady technical monitoring and up to date evaluation and it was established that it could face up to loading as much as 30 tonnes.

Offering progress on the restoration works, UNRA mentioned works on the second part of the development of the metal bridge are ongoing to allow full restoration of visitors at Katonga part earlier than everlasting works can start.


Permitting buses to renew utilizing Katonga Bridge is a sigh of reduction to many, together with passengers, particularly these coming from Western Uganda who on prime of hiked transport fares needed to brace for the lengthy and tiring distance by way of Gomba and Ssembabule.

It’s also a sigh of reduction for drivers and house owners of bus corporations who needed to incur rather a lot when it comes to gasoline and time.

The journey by way of Gomba had seen a lot of accidents because the street has a lot of corners but additionally new to many drivers.

In Could, a part of Katonga Bridge curved in following heavy rains that got here with floods to chop off the Kampala-Masaka Freeway.


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