It has put in place the necessary machinery to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of public transportation in Lagos by responding to specific challenges previously identified in the transport sector. Lagos BRT. The governor said that the initial plan was to upgrade the roads in the community but that a proper assessment of the community revealed a greater need to improve the lives of the people and make Bariga a transport hub that would connect the community to other parts of the state through water transportation. Governor, permit me to state that the socio-economic importance of the project cannot be over-emphasized. “This new BRT corridor will bring great relief to over 60,000 commuters who will use this facility daily. This administration made the pledge knowing that you, our people, are the main reason we have been entrusted with the management of your commonwealth”. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. “It is a major link for millions of Lagosians who commute in and out of Alimosho, Egbeda, Ijaiye, Iyana-Ipaja and other places to other parts of Lagos or to neighbouring Ogun state and the Republic of Benin. The Second Lagos Urban Transport Project (LUTP2), supported jointly by the World Bank and the French Development Agency, provided about $325 million in 2009 toward building a 13-km extension of the BRT corridor between Mile 12 and the satellite town of Ikorodu. “Since March 2008, when the first phase of this new initiative was launched, thousands of Lagosians have continued to enjoy improved travel experience along the designated routes every day. Speaking at the unveiling ceremony , the Governor who also launched the extended E-ticketing system, said the feat signalled the commencement of operations on the Oshodi- Abule Egba BRT corridor as well as integrating the e-ticketing system.
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Oyetola, Police Brutality: Panel Creates Email To Receive Victims Complaints in Kwara, Ojoo Mayhem: Two Police killed, Several AK 47 Rifles Missing, Says Oyo CP, #EndSARS: Ogun Border Resident Storm Customs Office, Demand End To Killing Of Innocent Souls, Policemen Open Fire On Peaceful Protesters In Ondo, Three Persons Injured, #EndSARS: Hoodlums Set TVC Headquarters, NPA On Fire, LASG Denies Ordering Shooting of Protesters in Lekki, Gov. Explaining how the jetty and Ilaje road came about, Ambode said the projects were in response to the security challenges of late 2015 as investigations then revealed that the cultists terrorising the people and threatening peace of the state were getting funds from sand dredging activities in the area, adding that the projects were a clear example of urban regeneration inspired by creating solution to challenges.
Outgoing governor of Lagos, Akinwunmi Ambode says the state’s integrated transportation system which seeks to leverage roads, waterways and rail, is on course, as he officially commissioned the Bariga waterfront jetty, five ferries and newly constructed road at Ilaje on Tuesday. The Governor said the 13.65 kilometre journey to Abule-egba from Oshodi, which use to take over an hour would now be completed in less than 30 minutes. Four of the ferries are passenger ferries with the capacity for between 40 and 60 passengers, while the fifth ferry – a car barge has the capacity to take between 16 and 20 cars at a time on water. Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Tuesday commissioned the Bariga Waterfront Jetty, Five Transport Ferries and the Ilaje Road, saying that the development was a testament to the fact that the State’s integrated transport management system was firmly on track. FCTA fumigates public schools ahead of today’s resumption, Let there be end to Second Niger Bridge project, Sixty years of Nigeria’s unholy matrimony, Lekki shooting: Why Nigerians should be worried beyond President Buhari, death tolls. It is the only Nigerian newspaper with a bureau in Accra, Ghana. This will translate to improved health of our people, a safer environment, and increased value of socio economic activities in our state.”. According to the governor, like other projects delivered by his administration, these new projects are intended to open up the Bariga community for more commercial activities and make residents feel the impact of government, recalling that his administration since inception set out on a mission to make every community economically viable and livable. The Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA) was set up by the Lagos state government in 2003 to improve transport in the city. #EndSARS: Curfew continues in Lagos, says govt. “We salute your courage for providing the funds for this project within four years of your administration,” he said. Lost your password? All Rights Reserved. In order to ensure that the BRT service is accessible to greater number of our people and in line with the Lagos state strategic transport master plan which seeks to integrate road, water and rail transportation, new corridors and routes are being opened”. Travel time, which is estimated at an average of two hours during peak periods, will be significantly reduced to an average of about thirty minutes. © 2020 - Businessday NG. Working alongside the World Bank and Lagos Area Metropolitan Transit Authority (LAMATA) we introduced Africa's first BRT system, in Lagos Nigeria. The Nation Newspaper on Fire, But Trapped MD Ifijeh Rescued, #EndSARS: Stop Shooting of Protesters by Soldiers, Others, Obasanjo Tells Buhari, #EndSARS: NBA to Sue Nigerian Army Over Lekki Shooting, #ENDSARS: UN Condemns Lekki Killings, Calls For Quick De-escalation, End SARS Protests: President Buhari Presides over FEC Meeting, Lagos Govt Shuts Down all State Owned Broadcast Stations, Army Assures #EndSARS Protesters Safety in Osun, Ondo APC Decries Burning Of Secretariat, Attack On Chairman, #EndSARS: Buhari Welcomes Establishment of Judicial Panel of Inquiry by 13 States. Abimbola Akinajo said the four projects rolled into one attest to the commitment of the Governor to live up to his promise to reform traffic management and public transportation, which is the first pillar of the THEMES agenda of the Governor. Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA) is the Lagos State Government agency responsible for planning, implementing, regulating and franchising public transport infrastructure and operations. AbdulRazaq Cautions Nigerians, BREAKING: House of Reps. Asks Buhari to Invoke Executive Order over #EndSARS Protest, Asiwaju Speaks, Pleads with Protesters to Stop Protest, Asiwaju Tinubu Not Sponsoring #EndSARS Protests, Says Media Aide, FG Reopens Eko Bridge, Marine Bridge on Monday, Lagos Residents Benefit From Poverty Alleviation Programme, Lagos Moves To Punish Parents of Cultists As Lawmakers Begin Anti-Cultism Law Amendment, Pastor Adeboye Condemns Army Attacks on #EndSARS Protesters, #EndSARS: APC, PDP Secretariats Set Ablaze in Akure, BREAKING! The Oshodi – Abule Egba Corridor is undoubtedly one of the busiest 13.65km long bus corridors in West Africa, with over 5,500 mini-buses moving passengers per day.
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