Sanwo-Olu flags of Construction of Final Phase of Lagos Blue Rail As Operation Set to Commence By 2021

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Lagos State government has recorded more success in its bid to ensure efficient transportation through its integrated mass transportation initiative within the state, with the completion of an elevated sea-crossing track of the Lagos Blue Line Rail Mass Transit project.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Tuesday, led members of the State Executive Council to inspect the five-kilometre long Continuous Beam Bridge constructed from Iganmu to Marina, which is part of the fourth phase of the Blue Line Rail project and inaugurate the final phase of the project.

The ceremony also marked the commencement of construction activities on the final phase of the Blue Line rail project, which Governor promised to complete next year.

Speaking at the ceremony, Sanwo-Olu said: “The completion of this project is top priority for our administration, as it is critical to the achievement of our prioritised pillar of traffic management and transportation in our six-point development agenda, known as project THEMES.

“The aim of this rail project is basically to reduce travel time through an effective and efficient intermodal transport system. It is also key to the building of a 21st century economy, which is central to the vision of a Greater Lagos aspiration. We are committed to delivering this project next year and ensuring its operation starts in 2021.”

Sanwo-Olu noted that the construction of the Blue Line rail tracks was being implemented in strict adherence to the State’s Strategic Transport Master Plan, which prescribes six rail lines and one monorail for the long-term strategic goals of the State.

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