The Dar es salaam BRT system named Dar es salaam rapid transit (DART) is officially operational after the completion of Phase one which covers 21.1 km from Kimara, Morocco, Kariakoo and Kivukoni fish market.
The system is now saving commuters a lot of time that can be used in other productive economic activities, time that once was wasted in jams. Reading from different urban mobility articles concerning mass transit and urban public transportation, We developed a great passion on smart urban transportation and we hope as a fast developing urban area Dar es salaam should not just work hard on mitigating traffic jams but also invest more on sustainable urban smart roads. Roads that will avoid the city from traffic jams and gridlocks, make the downtown Dar a walkable city and pedestrian and cyclist friendly.
We hope to see Dar es salaam compressed(control unplanned sprawl) Government should acquire important land areas and provide better housing schemes and proper public transport for all. More importantly provide fast and reliable mass transit.
The Dar es salaam BRT system has changed a lot of scenes in Dar es salaam and as photography enthusiasts we went out and do a photo walk appreciating the beauty of the Buses and the streets. The following are the pictures taken by Indaressalaam Team from Morogoro/bibi Titi Mohamed road to Kivukoni front.
BRT BUSES AT MOROGORO /BIBI TITI MOHAMED ROAD (DIT BUS STOP)
BRT buses approaching Posta ya Zaman stop from Kivukoni termanal
DART BRT Bus at Posta ya zamani bus stop
The DART operator is UDA RT (UDA RAPID TRANSIT)
Articulated BRT Buses approaching Posta ya Zamani Bus Stop
Empty BRT lanes and streets as seen from Posta ya Zamani stop
The BRT Bus approaching Posta ya zamani stop with emerging high raises buildings in the background, The buildings are TPA on the left, PSPF twin towers in the middle and MNF twin towers in the early stage of construction.
The empty Bus stop and the towers in the background
Azania front Lutheran church and the beautiful lanes
The buses are leaving Posta ya zamani stop for the final destination Kivukoni terminal
Azania Lutheran church ans the lanes from this side
The Buses heading for their final destination, Kivukoni terminal
The bus leaving Kivukoni Terminal
The Bus approaching the Kivukoni Terminal
OTHER SIGHTSEEING AREAS
Posta ya zamani garden
TPA, PSPF and MNF towers
TPA Tower, The tallest building in Tanzania and one of the tallest in East and Central Africa
Kilimanjaro VI The pearl of stone town approaching Dar ferry terminal