The Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA) has said that the Lagos light-rail under construction is expected to begin full operation in the year 2022.
The Managing Director of LAMATA Mrs Abimbola Akinajo, announced this in a statement on Tuesday in Lagos, after meeting with contractors and consultants handling the Lagos Light-Rail Mass Transit (LRMT) Red and Blue Line projects.
She said that the meeting was convened to reiterate the already established positions on the timeline for the delivery of the rail lines project.
According to her, the Red Line is one of seven rail lines identified in the state’s Strategic Transport Master Plan for the mass movement of commuters and reduce road congestion that has characterised the state.
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The LAMATA MD underscored the importance of the 24-kilometre stretch between Oyingbo and Agbado, representing the first phase of the 37-kilometre rail project.
She said that the railway was one of the effective ways through which cities deal with traffic congestion.
“The Red Line is supposed to be a quick win because it will share tracks with the Nigerian Railway Corporation on its Lagos – Ibadan rail corridor.
“There will be no delays, no budget or cost overrun and there will not be any shift in the delivery date.