LAGOS: The Oshodi Bus Interchange in Lagos State Nigeria is set to process over one million passengers on daily basis when completed, this would be first of its kind in Nigeria.
The state Commissioner for Transportation, Mr Ladi Lawanson spoke in an interview with journalists, said, the state government had secured a commitment from contractors handling the project on its completion time.
The timeline given for the completion is December, and he said we are optimistic that the terminal will be ready as scheduled.
He said that, by the first quarter of 2019, business activities will begin there.
Lawanson told Journalists that the Lagos State Government was set to roll out buses to service routes on the Oshodi-Abule Egba axis, with the arrival of 250 buses.
He explained that in the last couple of months, the Ikeja Terminal was signaling the beginning of what was going to be the entire project, consisting of 13 terminals including Oyingbo, Yaba.
He noted that, the first set of buses have arrived and Ikeja axis will be used as a laboratory test where we hope to roll out from, he said.
LAMATA – the technical arm of the Lagos State Ministry of Transportation – is involved and studies have been done and consultants engaged.
Between October and November, we expect the first set to roll out along that axis.
Lawanson said that drivers of the buses had been employed and trained.
Work is ongoing to make sure there are smooth operations, we are going to start from Ikeja area and gradually move to the rest of the metropolis, Lawson said.
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