Published on : Nov 13, 2015
On Thursday, November 12, the widening of Mile-12 Ikorodu road and project of Bus Rapd Transit (BRT) that was constructed by China Civil Engineering Construction Company (CCECC) at Lagos, which is Nigeria’s economic hub, are poised to benefit millions of motorists and residents residing in the state. On Thursday, the commissioning ceremony was conducted in Ikorodu at the Majidun depot. The Governor of Lagos State, named Akinwunmi Ambode participated in the ceremonu along with Li Qingyong, the Managing Director of CCECC, Bola Tinubu, a National Pioneer of the dominant All Progressive Congress (APC), and Osun State’s Governor, named Rauf Aregbesola, among others.
Ambode stated that the projects displayed the commitment of the government in the state’s development and infrastructural renewal, pointing to the fact that the commissioning stood as a milestone within the public transportation system within the state. The governor thanks to the CCECC for a well done job for the project’s development. In addition, the head of CCECC in Nigeria, named Li Qingyong, stated that after the completion of this project, the overall travel time will be reduced which will be a sigh of relief for the motorists.
Li further stated that the road has a number of benefits such as enhanced road network, affordable transport, reliable and faster journey times, better and clean quality bused, reduced waiting time with limited queues because of enhanced bus frequencies, and the facility of a secured and safe system of transportation.
More than 400, 000 passengers will be taken on a daily basis on more than 400 air-conditioned, high capacity, China Yutong buses, prepared for running from Ikorodu-CMS via Mile 12. The road’s width is 7.5 metres, along with 2m width central median. The project includes the broadening of road which is 13.5 km in length to six lanes from the original 4 lanes.