Sanwo-Olu, the governor of Lagos State, says that the Red and Blue line rail projects will be done in the fourth quarter of 2022.
The governor told journalists that the projects at Ikeja, Yaba, Ebute Metta, and Marina stations would be done on time.
Part of the Sanwo-Olu administration’s intermodal transportation system is the Red and Blue line rails. They help cut down on gridlock and make sure that different parts of the state are connected.
It will be done when the 37-mile Red Line Rail Project is done. The 27.5-mile Blue Line Rail Project will go from Okokomaiko to Marina.
He was pleased with the speed of work at the rail stations because the contractors were on time. He hoped that they would finish the work on the Blue and Red lines on time so that businesses could start later this year.
“Our promise on the blue and red lines is still on track.” We think that by coming to check on them every three months, we will be able to see the trains on the tracks by the end of this year.
That is our promise, and we will start to keep an eye on and check on ourselves.
“It is a very important project that we are very proud of.” In the name of the government, I want to give a big thank you to all of our contractors because they are very dedicated.
“They have told us that no matter what, they will finish all of the projects on time and on budget,” the governor said.
He said he would step up the supervision and monitoring of the projects every three months to speed up their completion.
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Three or four months ago, we went on a tour like this one. We said that we would do it every three or four months so that we could see how far the constructions were going.
“We’ve all seen that the construction is going on as planned,” I say. Even though today isn’t a working day, all of the contractors are still on the job site and working.
He also said that the state government plans to move the market near the Yaba train station. The government is talking to people who live near the station about how to move the traders to a new place.
Ikeja, Yaba, Ebute-Metta, and Marina were all visited by Mr. Sanwo-Olu on Monday. There had been a lot of progress on the construction of the four stations since the September 25, 2021, visit.
NAN says that the Ikeja Station, which will be the main iconic station for the red line project, was built on the foundation level in September. The project is now at the second floor level, and the third floor, which is the last floor, is still to be built.
The road work in Ikeja, as well as the work on the overpass from Obafemi Awolowo to the Agege Motor Road, is also going on.
Three months ago, the contractor was digging at the Yaba site. They are now decking the second floor, in line with the contractor’s order, to make sure that they meet the deadline and the timelines set out in that order, as well.
The Ebute-Metta Station is way ahead of schedule because the contractor has finished the station’s body. The governor’s entourage was able to walk into the station without any trouble.
Improvements have also been made at Marina Station. The beams that will be used to build the station have already been made and kept in a safe place.