progress to integrate the rail, road and water transport systems to address the
persistent gridlocks in the state.
to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Sunday.
master plan to integrate the major transportation systems to ensure free flow
of traffic and curb incessant gridlocks.
transportation: the rail, road and water.
transportation sector is transformed to the modern system which is practised
been using for a while and the state served as the operator.
was not suitable because government, to be frank, has no business to be in a
regulator,” he said.
the safety of the people using the waterways as their means of transportation
within the state.
efficiently, the Lagos State government is to procure life-saving, quick
practices on water transportation as the sub-sector requires millions dollars
of investment, if we are to do it right.
quick response boats such that, anytime there is an emergency, we will rescue
promptly without recording any casualty,” he told NAN.
to jetties periodically to save lives on waterways.
kit passengers with life jackets before any journey because safety of life and
property is very important.”
on water transport, but that the institution would require a lot of training
because water transportation was hazardous.
Understanding with a French firm, Alstom, to complete the Blue Rail project
after a technical review.
including signal, electrical and rolling stock have not been covered.
required to make it a success,’’ he said.
financiers had also commenced on the Red Line aspect of the project which was
referred to as ‘Phase Two.’
northern flank of Lagos.
resourcefulness in terms of financing, where the financing will come from and
who we are going to use,” the commissioner disclosed.