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Sanwo-Olu Inspects Red Line Projects, Says It Will Transports 500,000 Passengers Daily From Q1 2023

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Sanwo-Olu Inspects Red Line Projects, Says It Will Transports 500,000 Passengers Daily From Q1 2023 - autojosh

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu inspects Lagos Rail Mass Transit (LRMT) Red Line project – the fourth time in a year.

Says it will have the capacity to transport over 500,000 passengers daily when it becomes operational in the first quarter of 2023.

The 37-kilometre-long rail infrastructure has eight stations and it is expected to reduce travel by over two hours.

It will traverse from Agbado to Oyingbo, in the first phase, while terminating at Iddo in the second phase.





Sanwo-Olu Inspects Red Line Projects, Says It Will Transports 500,000 Passengers Daily From Q1 2023 - autojosh

Sanwo-Olu Inspects Red Line Projects, Says It Will Transports 500,000 Passengers Daily From Q1 2023 - autojosh

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Sunday, went on an extensive inspection of the ongoing construction activities around the Lagos Rail Mass Transit (LRMT) Red Line project.

Sunday’s was the fourth time in a year that the Governor would be inspecting the pace of work on the 37-kilometre-long rail infrastructure wholly started by his administration.

Sanwo-Olu Inspects Red Line Projects, Says It Will Transports 500,000 Passengers Daily From Q1 2023 - autojosh

Sanwo-Olu, who was joined on the tour by his Deputy, Dr Obafemi Hamzat, and members of the cabinet, assured Lagosians that the rail project would be delivered on its scheduled completion date.

He added that the transport infrastructure being developed by the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA) will have the capacity to transport over 500,000 passengers daily when it becomes operational in the first quarter of 2023.





Sanwo-Olu Inspects Red Line Projects, Says It Will Transports 500,000 Passengers Daily From Q1 2023 - autojosh

Sanwo-Olu Inspects Red Line Projects, Says It Will Transports 500,000 Passengers Daily From Q1 2023 - autojosh

The Red Line has eight stations and it is expected to reduce travel by over two hours. It will traverse on standard gauge from Agbado to Oyingbo, in the first phase, while terminating at Iddo in the second phase.

Sanwo-Olu Inspects Red Line Projects, Says It Will Transports 500,000 Passengers Daily From Q1 2023 - autojosh

Sanwo-Olu Inspects Red Line Projects, Says It Will Transports 500,000 Passengers Daily From Q1 2023 - autojosh

He said:

“The Red Line is a project conceived and started by our Government, which will be delivered in the lifetime of this administration.

“We have given our commitment to ensure the project is completed by the end of this year as promised. This is our fourth inspection trip on this project within the year alone and each time we come, there is significant progress that the contractor achieves along the rail corridor.

Sanwo-Olu Inspects Red Line Projects, Says It Will Transports 500,000 Passengers Daily From Q1 2023 - autojosh

“Along the rail corridor, there is massive regeneration that is taking place and we have paid extensive amount in terms of compensation, far more than anyone else, for those affected by the construction activities.

“That is why we don’t have problem with members of the communities on this corridor. After inspecting the Agege station, we went on to check the Ikeja terminal, which happens to be the iconic station of the Red Line. Its size is almost about the size of three football fields together.

Sanwo-Olu Inspects Red Line Projects, Says It Will Transports 500,000 Passengers Daily From Q1 2023 - autojosh

Sanwo-Olu Inspects Red Line Projects, Says It Will Transports 500,000 Passengers Daily From Q1 2023 - autojosh

“As we have seen, all the stations inspected are at the roof level, moving into the completion stage. The civil work has been completed, it’s just the finishing job we are doing at the moment. All the activities are on schedule and we are hoping the best entire project will be completed by the end of the year.

“There are places that were particularly challenging for the contractor to do drilling due to high vehicular density. All the challenges have been overcome; what is left is concrete in-situ and placing of precast beams.”





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