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Laying of track reaches 123km out of 156km on Lagos- Ibadan rail project

The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, said
123km of the 156 km stretch of the Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail project has
been completed.

made the disclosure on Friday during his routine inspection of the project
along Kila, Olodo, Ilugun corridor of the track in the outskirts of Ogun State.

He said the project had been completed up to Kila village, a settlement on the
outskirts of Ogun towards Oyo State.

are already moving towards Ibadan, the track laying is now in Kila, a town on
the outskirts of Ogun.

“In less than a month from now, we should be in Ibadan with the rate the work
is going,” he said.

The Minister also said that he would inspect the Apapa
port and its connection to the standard gauge rail to address the challenges of
traffic gridlock in the area.

“We will be visiting the ports Saturday to address some of the issues we have

“It’s imperative that the Apapa ports must be connected to the standard gauge
rail to ensure proper movement of cargoes,” Amaechi said.

The  minister had during one of his
inspection tours on April 8 blamed the China Civil Engineering Construction
Corporation (CCECC) for the slow pace of work in the ongoing project.

to him, the Federal Government plans to commence transportation of cargoes from
the sea ports through the standard rail gauge by December. (NAN)

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