Lagos-Ibadan rail track laying reaches 123km out of 156km - Amaechi

Lagos-Ibadan rail track laying reaches 123km out of 156km - Amaechi

- Rotimi Amaechi has said that the Lagos/ Ibadan Expressway is 70% completed

- The minister said the project had been completed up to Kila village, a settlement on the outskirts of Ogun towards Oyo state

- According to Amaechi, 123km out of 156km stretch of the Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail project has been completed

The minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has said 123 kilometers of the 156 kilometers stretch of the Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail project has been completed.

Amaechi made the disclosure on Friday, May 10, during his routine inspection of the project along Kila, Olodo, Ilugun corridor of the track in the outskirts of Ogun state.

He said the project had been completed up to Kila village, a settlement on the outskirts of Ogun towards Oyo state.

“We are already moving towards Ibadan, the track laying is now in Kila, a town on the outskirts of Ogun.

“In less than a month from now, we should be in Ibadan with the rate the work is going,” he said.

The minister also said that he would inspect the Apapa port and its connection to the standard guage rail to address the challenges of traffic gridlock in the area.

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“We will be visiting the ports tomorrow to address some of the issues we have there.

“It’s imperative that the Apapa ports must be connected to the standard guage rail to ensure proper movement of cargoes,” Amaechi said.

According to him, the Federal Government plans to commence transportation of cargoes from the sea ports through the standard rail gauge by December.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Amaechi had blamed the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) for the slow pace of work at the ongoing construction of Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail line.

Amaechi expressed disappointment on the progress of work done so far while inspecting the project on Monday, April 8.

The minister chided the contractor for slowing down work and track-laying from distance Kilometre (DK) 121 to 157 of the Lagos-Ibadan rail line project.

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