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Lagos sets for Red Line Rail inauguration Feb 2

Sanwo-Olu delivers 172 roads

President Bola Tinubu is expected to inaugurate the Lagos Red Line Rail system on February 29, 2024, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has disclosed.

According to Sanwo-Olu, who spoke at the Lagos State Parking Authority (LASPA) Stakeholders Forum 2024, held at the GRA, Ikeja, on Wednesday,

The 37km Red Line Rail will run from Agbado in Ogun State to Oyingbo on Lagos mainland. It will be the second of the six proposed integrated mass rail transit corridors in Nigeria’s biggest commercial city. The first, the Blue Line Rail flagged off commercial operations in 2023.

Sanwo-Olu said the Lagos State Parking Policy, which came into effect with the establishment of the Lagos State Parking Authority (LASPA), was to regulate all forms of parking by adopting innovative, adaptable, and sustainable operational system and technologies, declaring that his administration was intentional and unrelenting in its efforts to address all traffic issues in the state by identified indiscriminate parking as one of the major challenges to the free flow of traffic.

In view of this, a model that ensures a win-win situation between the state and local governments had been adopted, adding that with such approach “Lagos has already shown that this kind of State—LGA partnership can work, through the establishment of LASAA, and through the Land Use Charge, and we are now set to showcase the same with the Lagos State Parking Authority.”

On street parking scheme, Governor Sanwo-Olu said his government had approved it to regulate the existing roadside parking and checkmate haphazard parking in line with global best practices.

According to him, the scheme, as with most of our projects, is being done in partnership with the private sector, saying that the government would continue to explore the public private partnership model in order to benefit from its effectiveness in delivering high-quality service to meet the needs of the increasing population in the state.