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BRT buses extend operations to Ikorodu in July


The BRT corridor on Mile 12-Ikorodu road.

The BRT corridor on Mile 12-Ikorodu road.

Promoters of the World Bank assisted Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA), said it would commence bus operations with 400 buses in July along Mile 12-Ikorodu town axis.

Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer, LAMATA, Dr. Dayo Mobereola, made this disclosure at the LAMATA stakeholders meeting on the BRT Extension project in Lagos on Wednesday.

According to him, the road project is already nearing completion and it is only the BRT facilities that the company is putting finishing touches to for the commencement of the BRT operations.

Mobereola, who was represented by the company’s director of public transport, Gbenga Dairo, at the occasion, said that the objective of the stakeholders’ meeting with the residents of Ikorodu was to sensitise them on the usage of the multi-billion Naira road since the BRT buses are going to start plying the road in July.

He said the road project is world-class and second to none in the country, adding that, it needs to be guided well for it to attain its objectives.

He, however, noted that there is going to be a stringent traffic measures to be introduced on the highway for motorists who will be under surveillance to ensure that they comply with the traffic regulations.

Representative of the Lagos State Governor and Special Adviser to Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola, Otunba Fatai Olukoga, said there was no way the state government will compromise on the usage of the road because it was the tax payers monies that was used to construct it.

He said motorists would be regulated on the road by government traffic agencies to ensure that the road last for a long time.

LAMATA’s deputy director, transport safety, Olaniyi Oduyoye, said that the transport regulator decided to hold the meeting because of the peculiar challenges that are facing new constructed roads in the state, especially the way people and motorists misuse them after commissioning.

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