• Tuesday, May 28, 2024
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LAMATA empowers BRT Task Force team

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Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA) in renewed efforts to enforce the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) regulations, has beefed up monitoring and enforcement capacity of the Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences Enforcement Unit, otherwise known as Task Force, with four patrol vans.

Dayo Mobereola, managing director of LAMATA while presenting the patrol vans to the Task Force chairman, Bayo Suleiman, a chief superintendent of Police, said the Authority had noticed series of violation of the BRT lanes along the Mile 12 – CMS corridor, hence the need to ensure compliance with the law governing the operations of the BRT system.

“We have now solicited the assistance of the special task force to help us with enforcement along the corridor. For that reason, we are giving them these vehicles to assist them to patrol day and night to ensure that there is zero tolerance for violation on that BRT corridor,” Mobereola said.

He also disclosed that the BRT regulations had been reviewed “to ensure that we have a strong law that assist and ensured that we have no loopholes. The penalty has been increased; enforcement pe