The Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA) says efforts have been intensified to introduce more quality bus corridor in the metropolis to further tackle transport challenges.
Kolawole Ojelabi, the Assistant Director of LAMATA, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Lagos.
According to him, the state government was aware of the need for improved transport service as a direct consequence of migration to the state.
“In Lagos State, we have the issue of bus routing.
“When you look at the number of buses we have, you will discover that they are not enough to service the population,” he said.
The official said that the state had a population of more than 20 million people.
“The past government brought in about 880 buses in a bid to improve the transport system.
“These buses are currently being redeployed by an agency of government known as the Lagos Bus Services Ltd, who are also in-charge of asset management,” he said.
According to him, road development in the state was being taken gradually for effective management and spread.
Ojelabi said that the state government was, therefore, working on quality bus corridors which would spread to more parts of the metropolis.
According to him, this will take effect before the end of the year.
He noted that Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) services had not gotten to every part of the state; hence, the need for creation of the corridors.
Ojelabi said that where the BRT services were not available, the government would provide new medium-sized buses to service the transportation needs of the people.
According to him, these would come with bus terminuses and shelters to ensure easy access.
He also told NAN that the government had intensified efforts to speed up implementation of its Blue Line rail project from Okokomaiko to Marina.
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