|The Honourable Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi (2nd from left), on inspection of the rail project
lingering chaotic Apapa gridlocks, when completed.
Amaechi disclosed this while
inspecting construction works at the various sections of the projects at Ijoko,
Kajola, Papalanto and Odeda on Ogun and Lagos States axis.
gridlocks is efficient railway lines.
it is not efficient.
be transferred to the rail and the traffic locked jam will disappear on the
pressure is more of economic than political, because once the project gets to
Iju in Ogun, the next pressure is to get to the Sea Ports.
these goods will be on the rail, thereby reducing pressure on the roads,” the
fast-track the project for the benefit of the citizens.
works done on Abeokuta axis of the project, adding that there was challenge on
Agbado-Iju in Ogun toward Lagos corridor.
contract to the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) to get
more equipment to fast-track the pace of work.
Abeokuta, but from Iju to Agbado toward Lagos is where we have little challenge
on civil work.
the rail; that is why we are battling the contractor to tell us when the work
will get to Lagos axis in full.
and then, we also want them to get the same speed in the construction to
Agbado-Iju toward Lagos corridor.
not easy, though, the contract is three years.
exceed the scheduled period.
benefit of people, not for political reason, but more of economic reasons,” the
completed would improve the business of the various communities along the rail
employment among the teeming youths along the rail corridors of various
had during his December 2018 inspection, said that 33 kilometers of Standard
gauge track had been laid out of the 85 kilometres distance covered from Lagos
will by January ending in 2019 inaugurate the Lagos to Abeokuta Standard Gauge
bridges, four medium bridges, two steel structured bridges, 10 frame bridges,
207 culverts in the Lagos-Abeokuta axis have reached various stages of
completion,” he said.
use at Ajaokuta will be deployed for use from Lagos to Abeokuta early 2019.