According to guardian.ng Lagos State has started its installation of a fleet of sixty five buses alongside some routes from Monday, February 3, to ameliorate the worry commuters are facing due to the restrict order on the operators of bikes and tricycles in some parts of the country.
The state’s commissioner for data Gbenga Omotosho stated closing month that the restriction got here “after consultations with stakeholders, the State Security Council, in compliance with the extant Transport Sector Reform Law 2018.”
Omotosho said it’s far the first degree of the kingdom government’s plan to sanitise its “roads and guard Lagosians from the negative outcomes of those illegal modes of transportation.”in the state.
“The Law is very clear. Motorcycles (Okada) and Tricycles (Keke) are banned on all highways, bridges and the indexed roads,” Omotosho stated.
The limit has been heavily criticised by way of commuters. Many said the state government have to have provided viable alternatives earlier than the limit came into impact on February 1.
However, the chief govt officer of Lagos Bus Services Limited Idowu Oguntona said extending the offerings of the company to these places will help reduce the vacuum created by using the restriction order of Lagos State Government on Okada and Keke operators in some areas.
The buses will function along Ikeja – Ogba, route; Berger – Ogba; Ikeja – CMS and Oshodi – Ajah corridor. Other routes to be covered encompass Obalende – Ajah; CMS – Ajah and Inner Marina – Ajah in the state.
The fares for these state routes range among N100 and N250.
While keeping that commuters will experience the satisfaction and luxury of riding inside the new buses alongside those routes in the state, Oguntona disclosed that more buses will be deployed by way of the corporation in no distant time.