Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has restated the commitment of his administration to provide an integrated transportation system that will enhance the living conditions of Lagosians and drive socio-economic development in the State.

Governor Sanwo-Olu stated this in Ikeja at the Ground-breaking ceremony and commencement of Civil works for the Lagos Rail Mass Transit, the Red line Project.

The governor maintained that his administration plans to create affordable and accessible transportation choices for Lagosians as well as reduce urban transportation challenges while also improving their quality of life.

He also promised that the Red and Blue rail projects would become operational by the end of 2022.

Today, we begin another journey into making our State competitive as we further our commitment to building an enduring infrastructure for our transport system,” he said.

According to him, based on the first pillar of the administration’s policy thrust, which emphasises transportation and traffic management encapsulated in the THEMES agenda, the state’s commitment is to develop an efficient and sustainable transportation system that will improve mobility, promote economic growth and enhance the living conditions of the people.

“This all-important transport project, the ground breaking of which we are all gathered to witness today, represents a major step in this direction.

“We are therefore committed to renewing our infrastructure, building new ones where necessary, expanding and improving facilities that are prerequisite to an efficient and integrated transportation system based on our Strategic Transport Master plan which encompasses a number of projects that are germane to achieving our vision for a Greater Lagos,” he said

The Lagos Rail Mass Transit (LRMT) Red Line is a 37km North-South rail project divided into two implementation phases, with the capacity to move more than one million passengers daily when fully operational. With 12 proposed stations, the first phase will cover Oyingbo to Agbado with nine stations.

Highlight of the ceremony was the presentation of cheques to over two hundred and sixty persons whose property were affected by the project.

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