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Lagos Rail Project Almost Completed – Commissioner

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Lagos State government achieves 95% completion of Rail

The Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, Mr Ladi Lawanson, has on Tuesday at a media briefing to mark the three years in office of Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode, revealed that the Blue Line Rail In Lagos State under construction is currently 95% complete.

He explained that the construction was focused on National Theatre-Marina segment which had attained 65 per cent completion.

“We have achieved 95 per cent completion of the blue line rail in Lagos State and currently we are focusing on National Theatre-Marina segment.

Other construction in progress along side the Blue rail include  boring of piles, construction of pile caps, pre-inspection of pier positions to determine underground utilities as well as boring of piles across the Lagoon.

According to Lawanson, all bailey beams have been completed at Marina while fabrication of steel cages and casing, painting of reinforcement with anti-rust, seawall strengthening and the removal of shipwrecks in the lagoon are on course.

The commissioner said the state through Lagos State Metropolitan Area Transportation Agency (LAMATA) had procured a Single Electric Unit (EMU) rolling stick of 2T+2M.

This, he said, was in line with the current thinking of the environment, adding the EMU is already on site awaiting final testing and certification.

Lawanson said the state government had received the Right of Way approval from the Federal Government for the 37-km Agbado-Marina rail routes.

He said discussions were being held with Marina Express Train Services Ltd for its development.

The commissioner further revealed that the project development agreement of the company was being reviewed before the commencement of the project.

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