The Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola, yesterday announced that the first phase of the state Blue Light Rail project would be completed by June.
The Governor made this known during an inspection of ongoing projects in the state. He expressed confidence that Lagosians would start enjoying the services immediately. The first phase would run from Marina and terminate at Okokomaiko area in Ojo Local Government.
The governor, who inaugurated the track work of the blue light rail at Alaba Suru, Coker-Agunda Local Council Development Area, said the level of work on the road and those of the National Theatre and Alaba-Mile 2 rail stations, would ensure early completion
According to the Governor, “In order to finish the project, the contractor did not go on vacation during the festive period. This will ensure that the project is delivered on time for the use of Lagosians.
“The first section of this rail, which started from National Theatre, Orile-Iganmu to Mile 2 Bus Stop, would be fully completed with the tracks laid.
“Construction work will continue on the project from Orile-Iganmu to Marina, the expansion work on the road from Mile 2 to Okokomaiko will also be intensified.
“This is what we do with the loan collected by the government. We don’t use our loan to pay salaries and other recurrent expenditure, what we do with our loan is to provide capital projects that would serve the residents.
“When the project is completed, the state would be at par with other major cities of the world.”