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Coming Soon: Inter-modal Transportation in Lagos, Nigeria

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An integration of rail, road and water transportation has been approved by the Lagos State Government choosing Marina and Mile 2 as the take-off hub.

The Acting Commissioner for Transportation, Anofi Elegushi, during the annual ministerial briefing at the Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre Alausa, said traffic would soon ease along the Mile 2 to Marina axis via road construction that will move traffic from under the bridge of Mile 2 to Marina; he added that the intermodal project would be executed with the World Bank facility through the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority, with the support of the Nigerian Ports Authority.

He also promised that the enforcement agencies of the government would continue to ensure free flow of traffic even as he stressed that errant officers would be punished in line with the laws of the service. Elegushi warned members of the public not to attack any of the state’s enforcement officials, noting that the Road Traffic Law 2012 schedule 1 listed such offence as punishable with a fine of N100,000 or a three-year imprisonment or both.

According to the acting commissioner, plans to purchase ferries for water travel and tourism promotion is underway; also the construction of lay-bys has reduced travel time tremendously, stressing that a travel time of 45 minutes was envisaged on the completion of the twin Ketu lay-bys.

On efforts to improve the traffic situation in Lagos, “We have adopted various engineering solutions along with improving the traditional methods by which traffic will be measured,” he said, adding that the introduction of lay-bys had reduced travel time along the Ojodu Berger-Obalende axis to about 20 minutes. He added that seven of such facility had been constructed even as he hinted of plans to build two others along Ikorodu-Ketu road.





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