- Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu truly has the welfare of Lagosians at heart
- This is why the governor has rolled out 600 special buses to ease the pain residents face on roads
- According to Sanwo-Olu, this is a more reliable option for okada which has claimed the lives of many already in the state
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In an effort to deal with the menace of insecurity on Lagos roads, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has come up with a very practical and admirable solution.
The governor on Tuesday, May 18, launched 500 units of First and Last Mile (FLM) buses and 100 high and medium capacity buses for standard routes.
During the launching ceremony on Tuesday, the governor explained that FLM buses will serve not less than 286 routes in Lagos communities as an alternative to tackle the menace and security threat posed by okada riders.
Speaking on the safety and convenience the special vehicles offer, Sanwo-Olu noted that passengers will be able to use Cowry Travel Cards - an automated payment system already in use for BRT buses.
The FLM bus corridors have been outlined into eight zones comprising Ikeja and Ketu (Zone 1), Oshodi, Mushin, and Surulere (Zone 2), Berger, Yaba, and Oyingbo (Zone 3) and Lagos Island, Ajah and Ibeju Lekki (Zone 4).
The rest are Iyana-ipaja and Agege (Zone 5), Mile 2, Iyana-Iba and Ajeromi (Zone 6), Ikorodu (Zone 7) and Epe and Badagry (Zone 8).
He expressed hopes that in the coming days, the number of FLM buses will increase to 5000.
Sanwo-Olu went on to reveal that the state government added the 100 brand-new high and medium capacity buses into the fleet of Lagos Bus Service Limited (LBSL) to replace vehicles burnt at BRT stations during the EndSARS protest of 2020.
Meanwhile, it was reported that the new rail project embarked upon by the Lagos state government, a 37-km Rail Mass Transit Red Line, would affect no fewer than 263 properties.
Governor Sanwo-Olu had presented cheques of varying amounts as compensation to the owners of the affected properties.
Source: Legit.ng News