Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday commissioned Terminal 2 of the Oshodi Transportation Interchange (OTI) and the 13.68-kilometer Abule-Egba BRT corridor as well as 550 high-capacity buses as part of initiatives to aid transportation in the state.
Mr. Sanwo-Olu reiterated his administration’s resolve towards pursuing traffic decongestion initiatives to rid the city of gridlocks.
The governor stressed that the project was designed to improve journey time for commuters, thereby scaling up productivity and life expectancy in the state.
His words, “A little over a year ago, we pledged to significantly improve traffic flow and transportation system, which is the very first of our six-point development agenda encapsulated as Project T.H.E.M.E.S. We made the pledge knowing that the people are the main reason we have been entrusted with the management of our commonwealth.
“Today, we are here to formally flag off a very important public transport infrastructure – the Oshodi–Abule Egba BRT corridor – which officially launches the commencement of transport operation along the BRT corridor. We are unveiling 550 high and medium capacity buses, which will be immediately deployed for public use. This event also formally inaugurates our upgraded e-ticketing system in fulfillment of our pledge.
“This project is very significant because of its immense benefits to Lagosians in the different communities it straddles and to visitors to our state. This new BRT corridor will bring great relief to over 60,000 commuters who will use this facility daily.”
He urged residents of the state to protect public assets from vandalism.
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