Sanwo-olu prom­ises to de­liver Oshodi BRT cor­ri­dor in May

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The Gov­er­nor of La­gos State, Mr Baba­jide San­woolu, has said the on­go­ing con­struc­tion of the Bus Rapid Trans­port cor­ri­dor from Oshodi to Abule egba area of the state will be com­pleted in May 2020.

Sanwo-olu, who spoke while in­spect­ing the project on Sun­day, noted that the 13.68 kilo­me­tre-long route would be opened with 200 buses.

The gov­er­nor said upon com­ple­tion, the project would ease trans­porta­tion chal­lenges along the route and bring re­lief to res­i­dents.

“We are hop­ing that by the end of May, we should com­plete the en­tire Phase 1 of the BRT in­fra­struc­ture along this route. The work has been pushed up and the en­tire project is about 75 per cent to com­ple­tion. The rest of the con­struc­tion ac­tiv­i­ties to be done in­clude com­ple­tion of bus shel­ters, rigid pave­ments and ter­mi­nals,” he added.

he noted that gov­ern­ment had started ad­dress­ing some im­ped­i­ments slow­ing down con­struc­tion work on the path, in­clud­ing blocked drainage net­work along the route.

The on­go­ing Phase 1 of the project will have 14 bus sta­tions be­tween Abule egba and Oshodi.

Five of the sta­tions are bi­lat­eral, fac­ing both sides of the ex­press­way, while nine are medium sta­tions.

Also, street­light fa­cil­i­ties will be in­stalled on the route in ad­di­tion to pedes­trian bridges be­ing built along the path.

The gov­er­nor said the state would ac­quire land to build mega bus de­pots for the BRT ve­hi­cles to be de­ployed in the area.

Af­ter the com­ple­tion of the first phase, Sanwo-olu dis­closed that work would com­mence on the Phase II of the project, which would stretch from Abule egba to Sango, later this year.

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