Mr Rotimi Amaechi, the Minister of Transport, has revealed that the demolition of parts of Lagos Ports terminals to give way for both ongoing construction of standard and narrow gauge rail lines was on the way.
The Minister made this disclosure on Thursday while inspecting the five terminals at Lagos Ports at Apapa.
“We have enjoined the Project Implementation Technical Committee on Lagos-Ibadan Standard gauge to submit a suitable design for the rail lines linking the five major port terminals at Apapa within two weeks,” he said.
The minister said that the technical committee has been given two weeks within which to submit the design.
He added that design of the Standard linking the port terminals was such that the railway line would be near the quay apron.
Amaechi said that the offloading and loading of articulated vehicles will make laying of tracks near the water front easy.
He added that demolition will be carried out on other structures that impede on the right of way to link the port terminals with Standard gauge railway line
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the five terminals at Apapa port inspected by the minister included Apapa Bulk Terminal, Greenview Nigeria Limited, Eko Support, ENL Consortium and APMT terminal.
Source: Naija News