File picture: Lagos mass transit buses
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has directed the administration of Lagos Bus Services Limited (LBSL) to deploy a fleet of 65 buses alongside main routes from Monday, February 3, 2020.
The directive follows a latest ban on the operation of bikes and tricycles in some elements of the State.
According to Sanwo-Olu in a press release on Sunday, the transfer is to assist ameliorate the hardship commuters would possibly face because of the restriction order.
He appreciated bike and tricycle operators for complying with the restriction from six LGAs, main highways and bridges.
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The governor recommended a number of the ride-hailing firms for his or her stage of compliance, asking their riders to obey the directive.
“The little discomfort experienced by commuters on some routes due to the absence of motorcycles and tricycles is noted. This will not last as alternatives are being rolled out, a fleet of 65 buses will join the others on some major routes as from Monday, February 3, 2020: No less than 550 more buses are being expected.”
He added that “Besides, 14 ferries will be commissioned on Tuesday; This will further open up the waterways, reduce travel time on various routes and provide safe, dependable and comfortable alternatives for commuters.”
Meanwhile, the MD/CEO of LBSL, Mr Idowu Oguntona, has prolonged the companies of the buses to incorporate; Ikeja – Ogba, Berger – Ogba, Ikeja – CMS.
Other routes are Oshodi – Ajah, CMS – Ajah, Inner Marina – Ajah.
He disclosed that extra buses will likely be deployed by the corporate in no distant time.