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Lagos Blue Line Rail project at 90% completion

Sanwo-Olu disclosed this whereas talking with newsmen on the Marina Train Station, after about three hours of inspection of the continued work on the Blue Line rail project and stations on the National Theatre Iganmu, Orile, Suru Alaba, Mile 2, and Marina axis of the state.

He stated that the state authorities is on monitor at finishing work on each the Blue and Red lines rail initiatives, that are intra-city, to strengthen the intermodal transportation system.

In line with him, contractors are working seven days per week, in order that residents will experience trains on the rail by the first quarter of 2023.

He stated that the blue line rail can be operating on electrical tracks with Electric Motor Vehicle (EMV) and due to this fact, warned residents to maintain off the practice strains and guarantee they don’t stroll on it.

The governor additionally inspected a brand new four-coach train, which, based on him, is the standard practice that might be used on the blue line.

He stated that the Lagos State Authorities plans to convey extra two units of four-train coaches from China between September and October.

In line with him, sufficient safety shall be put in place at each practice station and platform with the use of CCTV.

That is the first time I’m taking you on the blue line to see the place we’re. The primary section of the Blue line rail project begins from Mile 2 and terminates at Marina.

Marina Station is an elevated station and it stretches out to outer Marina and terminates the place the Governor’s residence is. On the end of the station, you might see that the track is damaged into two bridges. The backtrack is for parking.

We’re comfortable that the contractors are working seven days per week. The main facet other than the Marina Station is a sea crossing from Eko Bridge to affix the outer Marina. They might end it in about three months.

We shall be coming again in July, during which the concrete construction ought to have been accomplished,” he stated.

Sanwo-Olu condemned the extent of vandalism alongside the rail corridors and warned perpetrators to desist from such evil acts.

He stated that the federal government would go after firms that purchase vandalised rail tracks infrastructure and that culprits can be traced and made to face the full wrath of the regulation.

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