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BRT operations to commence on Oshodi-Abule Egba corridor

Residents and commuters plying the Oshodi-Abule Egba and the Lagos-Abeokuota expressway will soon heave a sigh of relief from the perennial traffic gridlock in the area

The Lagos State Government has promised to complete and deliver the Bus Rapid Transit, BRT bus lane project currently under construction before the rainy season commences.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-olu made the pledge in an interview with newsmen during an on the spot assessment of the level of work on the route.

The governor revealed that work on the project which had reached about seventy to seventy five percent would be completed in June and 200 BRT buses would be deployed to commence passenger operation.

“We are hoping to start with about minimum of 200 buses, the BRT can move up to 300 and 350 buses, based on the traffic that we see and the utilisation of the corridor” Gov. Sanwo-Olu promised.

He said efforts were ongoing to acquire a piece of land to serve as depot for buses on the route while construction work would immediately commence on the second phase of the BRT corridor from Abule Egba to Sango old toll gate, the border between Lagos and Ogun States.

Omolara Omosanya

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