Another big “win” for Lagosians unfolded on Tuesday 11th of August 2020 when Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu finally commissioned the recently completed Oshodi-Abule-Egba BRT corridor.
During the commissioning ceremony, the Governor also unveiled over 500 brand-new medium and high capacity “blue” buses that are expected to be used by commuters for plying the new route.
The 13.65Km Oshodi-Abule-Egba BRT corridor has now been declared open for public use by the Governor of Lagos state
According to reports, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu expressed his satisfaction with the final completion as well as the launch of the new BRT corridor especially after a severe delay of the project was initially caused by the COVID-19 outbreak a few months back.
He reportedly mentioned that the project was earlier expected to be commissioned by 29th of May 2020 but the Coronavirus pandemic “scattered” the plans.
Over 500 brand-new blue buses of medium and high capacity have also been added to the BRT fleet that will be used by commuters
While commissioning the new BRT corridor, Governor Sanwo-Olu reportedly announced that the state government has added 550 brand-new buses to the fleet that will provide transport services to Lagosians along the new route.
The governor also mentioned that 100,000 bus cards (tickets) will be issued for “FREE” to the first set of commuters that will turn up to use the new buses and route.
Press reports also claim that Engr. Abimbola Akinajo, the Managing Director of LAMATA (Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority) was present at the commissioning of the new BRT corridor.
The M.D reportedly mentioned that the Oshodi-Abule-Egba BRT corridor is aimed at improving mobility in the state as it is capable of moving more than 350,000 passengers every day and will reduce the overall travel time along the route by nothing less than 35%.
Below is a press video that captures the moment when Governor Sanwo-Olu was commissioning the newly completed Oshodi-Abule-Egba BRT corridor.
Governor Sanwo-Olu Inaugurates Oshodi Abule Egba BRT Corridor