- June 2, 2022
- Posted by: Kolawole Ojelabi
- Categories: LAMATA, LAMATA-NEWS, RailWay
In the spirit of the Lagos-Ogun States Joint Development Commission, an eight-man committee has been set by both states to facilitate the prompt delivery of the right-of-way for the triple-fold components of the Lagos Rail Mass Transit (LRMT) Red Line rail project at Agbado Ogun State.
The projects are the construction of a rail station, sidings for the Red Line Rail system and provision of a stabling yard/depot at Agbado.
The committee would smoothen the implementation of the Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) for the project affected parties (PAPs) during the land acquisition.
The Ogun State Government was represented by the Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Mr. Tunji Odunlami, Commissioner for Transportation, Engr. Gbenga Dairo and Special Adviser and Director General, Bureau of Land and Survey, Mr. Aina Salami, while the Lagos State Government team was led by the Managing Director, Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA), Engr. Mrs. Abimbola Akinajo, who was joined by the Director of Rail Transport, Mr. Olasunkanmi Okusaga and Techcincal Adviser, Corporate and Investment Planning, Engr. Osa Konyeha.
Speaking on the committee, Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Mr. Tunji Odunlami said the committee was set up to further the cooperation between Ogun and Lagos States for the development joint projects that would positively benefit the people of both states.
He disclosed that after several high level strategic meetings, both states agreed to set the committee which would involve Ministries and agencies responsible for transportation and physical development matters.
The Commissioner said the committee would complete its assignment in two weeks so that Ogun State could give Lagos State Government possession for the required land for the triple-fold components of the Red Line rail project at Agbado.
In his own comment, Commissioner for Transportation, ogun State, Engr. Gbenga Dairo, said the plan by the Lagos State Government to build a station at Agbado will bolster the Ogun State Government’s plan to extend the rail operation further into other parts of the state.
The Red Line rail project is a 37-kilometre rail road from Agbado to Marina in central Lagos but its first phase totaling 27 kilometres from Agbado to Oyingbo is expected to be completed by the last quarter of 2022 and to commence passenger operation shortly after.
The first phase will have stations at Oyingbo, Yaba, Mushin, Oshodi, Ikeja, Agege, Iju and Agbado and is expected to move up to 500,000 passengers daily when operation commences.
For more information, please contact:
Assistant Director, Corporate Communication
Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA)
KM 15, Ikorodu Road,
Ketu-Ojota Cloverleaf Interchange, Ketu, Lagos
Tel: +234-803-855-6452, 809-449-9138