A new mobile app has been developed and availed via Nokia’s Ovi Store to help Kenyans find their way around the frequent traffic snarl-ups in the country’s major urban centres.
Upon download, the app allows one to check which roads are less congested or those that are moving, get alternative routes that can be used especially if one is are in a hurry. The unique aspect about the app is that it lets you get to see the actual images of the roads in real time!
Once you download and launch this app, it gives you a list of all the major roads in Nairobi as well as a “search” option where you can type in the name of a road you are looking for.
For example, if you work in Westlands and are trying to get to the Central Business District, the KTraffic app gives you an image showing the traffic situation in that area as well the available road alternatives you can use. For Westlands, you have the option of using the Sarit Centre roundabout, Museum Hill and Limuru Forest Road depending on where you’re coming from.
If you choose Limuru Forest Road, it will give you an image of Limuru Road, the traffic situation on that road as well as other road alternatives that you can use, which in this case are Muthaiga Roundabout, Ojijo Road and Museum Hill.