Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, yesterday, commissioned 550 high capacity Bus Rapid Transit buses at the Oshodi-Abule Egba BRT corridor, in a bid to improve residents’ travel experience.
He added that the buses would commute 60,000 commuters daily and will cut down travel time from two hours, during peak periods to about 30 minutes.
The corridor is a major link for residents who commute in and out of Alimosho, Egbeda, Ijaiye, Iyana Ipaja and Oshodi.
He also launched an e-ticketing platform, to integrate all transport modes on a single smart payment ecosystem.
“Our reform efforts are geared towards birthing a new commuting order in the state through seamless travel that will result in a congestion-free state,” he said.
He explained that the e-ticketing platform “would automate fare payment and create smart mobility through a cashless pre-paid card. The card will enable passengers proceed to the loading bay and scan the card for fare deduction. We will be distributing the first 100,000 Cowry cards free of charge.”
“We are passionate about easing the movement of the citizenry around the state which is why we would not stop at ensuring that we give you a transportation system that works for you.
“We will continue to sustain investments in an integrated public transportation system.”Follow us on social media