In a bid to lessen anticipated traffic congestion from the partial closure of the Third Mainland Bridge starting Friday, the Lagos State Ferry Services (LAGFERRY) will increase its daily trips on most of the routes it currently operates.
It also hinted that arrangements have been concluded to commence operations on two new routes.
According to the LAGFERRY Managing Director, Mr. Mr. Abdoulbaq Ladi-Balogun, the two new routes are Ilaje-Bariga Terminal, where passengers would be conveyed from Oworonsoki to Victoria Island to Falomo-Ikoyi to CMS-Marina and Ebute-Ero; as well as Bayeku to Oke Ra Nla to Badore.
He said that the increase in the daily trips will see most of the large passenger-boats like the 50-Seater MV Mobolaji Johnson and MV Bola Tinubu embark on two trips every morning and evening respectively.
The General Manager added that the 30 Seaters MV Igbega Eko, MV Babatunde Fashola and MV Oba Akiolu will be increasing their operations to three in the morning and evening, while at the Ipakodo Terminal.
The boats will operate from Ikorodu to Victoria Island, Falomo-Ikoyi, CMS-Marina and Ebute-Ero on Monday to Friday throughout the duration of the rehabilitation works.
He said, “The MV Alausa (60Pax), MV Ejirin (60Pax), MV Itesiwaju (60Pax) and MV Ipakodo (40Pax) are expected to embark on just one trip each in the morning and evening.
“Their operations on the new routes from Ilaje-Bariga Terminal to Victoria Island, Falomo-Ikoyi, CMS-Marina, Ebute-Ero will be on round roving trips from 8 am till 5 pm daily.”
Ladi-Balogun assured that adequate security arrangements have been made to protect passengers’ cars parked at the jetties of the new routes.
He explained further that all LAGFERRY boats are built and equipped with modern technology and monitored in real-time to ensure passenger-safety.
He stressed that there would also be strict adherence to all safety regulations including the compulsory wearing of life jackets, washing of hands with water/sanitisers, temperature checks, maintaining physical distancing and operating within regulated hours.Follow us on social media