Lagos-Ibadan Standard Gauge Rail Will Be Completed Dec 2018 – Amaechi

Lagos-Ibadan Standard Gauge Rail Will Be Completed Dec 2018 – Amaechi

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has promised that federal government would ensure the completion of the ongoing Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail by Dec. 2018.

Amaechigave the assurance on Monday in Lagos while inspecting the ongoing rail projects at Ijoko community area of Ogun state. said the Federal Government was making all efforts to ensure the completion of the project as scheduled.

He said the federal government is doing its best to ensure the completion of the project as scheduled.

I have made a personal decision to come to Lagos to get briefing and update on the ongoing project.

I have decided to come to the site monthly to put the company handling the project on their toes to ensure quick delivery of the project.

The government is committed to deliver the projects on time for the benefit of the people at least by December 2018, Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail operation should commence.

Amaechi further stated that the only challenge facing the project is the bridges across the rail lines.

The minister said some of the bridges include Oshodi, Ikeja and the newly-constructed Ijoko bridge by Gov. Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun state.

According to him, various means would be considered to determine the cheaper alternatives of moving the rail across the bridges due to its height and flow levels. 

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