Home Tech Sanwo-olu commissions 13.68 km Oshodi-Abulegba BRT highway, launches e-ticketing system

Sanwo-olu commissions 13.68 km Oshodi-Abulegba BRT highway, launches e-ticketing system

Lagos state Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu officials flagged off the Oshodi–Abule Egba bus rapid transit (BRT) highway for public use. The project was completed under the supervision of an agency of the State’s Ministry of Transportation, Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA).

The Oshodi-Abule Egba corridor serves as a major link for commuters residing in Alimosho, Egbeda, Ijaiye, Iyana Ipaja and Oshodi. It also provides a gateway for residents in Ogun State. This route is very important to residents in Lagos because it will cater to 60,000 commuters daily and cut down travel time from two hours during peak periods to about 30 minutes.

The new BRT highway has 14 drop off terminals and stops at Katangua bustop. Each bustop was designed with pedestrian bridges and street lighting for traffic safety measures.

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According to the Governor, the Oshodi-Abulegba BRT project was another promise fulfilled by his administration.

He further said: “A little over a year ago, we pledged to significantly improve traffic flow and transportation system which is the very first of our six-point development agenda encapsulated as Project T.H.E.M.E.S. We made the pledge knowing that the people are the main reason we have been entrusted with the management of our commonwealth.

Source: LASG

“Today, we are here to formally flag-off a very important public transport infrastructure – the Oshodi–Abule Egba BRT corridor – which officially launches the commencement of transport operation along the BRT corridor. We are unveiling 550 high and medium capacity buses which will be immediately deployed for public use. This event also formally inaugurates our upgraded e-ticketing system in fulfilment of our pledge.

Dr. Frederic Oladehinde, Commissioner for Transportation,m, described the BRT project as “great progress” in the public transport system, noting that the BRT route was important to State’s strategic transportation master plan.

The upgraded e-ticketing system integrates all transport modes on a single smart payment ecosystem. This platform will automate payment of transportation fare and create smart mobility through a cashless pre-paid Cowry card.

The e-ticketing system will conceive the use of a single card on buses and ferries and later upscale to the railways system when passenger operations commence in 2022.

The Cowry card enables passengers to purchase the bus fare by scanning the card. The e-ticketing system enables passengers to have a cashless service, easily top up the cowry card and help personal budgeting and planning. The state Government will be distributing first 100,000 Cowry cards to residents free of charge.

Senior special assistant (SSA) to the Governor of Lagos state on News media, Gawat Jubril tweeted a video of the Governor showing residents his cowry card and explaining to the media how it works.

Source: LASG

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Ndaman Joshua Olayinkahttp://www.yinksmedia.com
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