…inaugurates Yaba Flyover
The Lagos State authorities is working to start the take a look at run of the Pink Line rail deliberate because the second mass transportation system in Nigeria’s greatest financial system state, after the 27km Blue Line that’s already in operation.
The Pink Line is a 37km rail route proposed to run from Agbado to Marina with 13 stations at Agbado, Iju, Agege, Ikeja, MMIA Worldwide, (home), Oshodi, Mushin, Yaba, Ebute Metta, Iddo, Ebute Ero, and Marina.
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Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu gave the trace on the inauguration of the Yaba flyover on Thursday, saying, within the coming weeks, the Pink Line trains would start a pre-inauguration take a look at run, as the development races to completion. This, he mentioned, can be adopted by the commissioning and formal operations of the metro line in 2024.
The Yaba flyover – one of many 4 bridges being concurrently constructed by the Lagos State authorities alongside the Pink Line rail hall – is now open to site visitors, creating a brand new commuting and connectivity expertise within the Mainland a part of the coastal state.
The flyover serves instead path to entry Ebute Metta, Oyingbo, Yaba and Surulere. The overpass bridge additionally eliminates pedestrian and vehicular interference on the rail tracks, considerably lowering the chance of accidents and collisions between trains and autos.
Inaugurating the bridge, Sanwo-Olu mentioned the occasion marked the start of the completion section of the Lagos Rail Mass Transit (LRMT) Pink Line. He mentioned that the supply of the infrastructure bore testomony to his administration’s resolve to develop and proffer sustainable options to transportation challenges dealing with the state.
He famous that the remaining overpasses at Ikeja, Mushin, and Oyingbo have been at their completion phases, and they’d be opened to site visitors earlier than the tip of December 2023.
“Right this moment, we’re witnessing one other leap within the success of our promise beneath the site visitors administration and transportation pillar of our growth agenda. Three years in the past, we undertook the duty of establishing 4 bridges throughout rail traces between Oyingbo and Ikeja, with the target of bringing aid to our teeming residents by lowering congestion and enhancing journey time in addition to the price of commuting. Over time, we recorded avoidable deadly accidents on railway crossings, more often than not attributable to human errors.
“Right this moment, we’re formally inaugurating a key element of the infrastructure tasks initiated to result in site visitors enchancment and options to the challenges encountered. This occasion is, due to this fact, important as a result of it signifies the completion section of the Pink Line venture. Earlier than the tip of the yr, different overpass bridges at Ikeja, Mushin, and Oyingbo can be commissioned and there can be no extra prevalence of train-vehicle accidents at these areas.”
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Oluwaseun Osiyemi, the commissioner for transportation, mentioned the Lagos Strategic Transport Grasp Plan (STMP) was designed to supply 25 transport imperatives, which embrace the creation of a number of transport selections for residents, the introduction of the built-in transport system, making the transit system enticing, handy, reasonably priced and accessible, lowering city transportation-induced emissions.