Traffic: Lagos to flag off electronic toll system in Lekki

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has said that the mode of toll collection at the Lekki-Ikoyi Link bridge would completely go electronic by October this year.

He stated on Wednesday that the development was part of efforts to ensure free flow of traffic within the axis.

Reacting to this announcement, a cross section of Lagos residents and motorists on Friday commended the State Government for proposing a “touch and go” electronic payment system that will allow motorists pass quickly at the toll plaza of Lekki-Ikoyi Link bridge.

Speaking on this, Mr Christoper, a resident said “I have passed through several junction before getting to the toll gate and there was hold-up but I must say I am happy with the step taken by the government on the free access as well as the electronic system.”

A truck driver, Mr Fatai Omotayo said the electronic system was the way to go, adding that he was already using an E-card.

While another motorist, Mr Coker urged government to fix the bad roads and review the traffic light, especially in terms of allocating more time to green light to enhance movement.

This is coming on the heels of the governor’s decision to allow motorists and residents the use of toll plazas at both Lekki-Epe Expressway and Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge free of charge on Thursday July 11 from 6:30am to 9:30 am, and in the evening from 4:30pm to 8pm, also in a bid to tackle the gridlock in the corridor.

This action was well received as residents and motorists commended the governor, stating that it helped reduce the traffic gridlock they encountered plying each of the two routes.

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