President Tinubu to Commission Redline Rail Project on February 29, 2024 – Governor Sanwo-Olu



In a significant development for Lagos’ transportation infrastructure, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced that President Bola Tinubu is set to commission the highly anticipated Redline Rail project on February 29, 2024.

The announcement was made during the Lagos State Parking Authority stakeholders’ forum, focusing on the theme “Parking in Lagos, the journey so far.”

Sanwo-Olu emphasized the state government’s commitment to intermodal transportation, highlighting the transformative impact the Redline Rail project is expected to have.

This follows the earlier launch of the Blueline Rail project, which aims to move approximately 31 million passengers annually along the CMS to Mile-2 route on the Lagos-Badagry Expressway.

Once operational, the Redline Rail is projected to accommodate around 500,000 passengers daily, covering a distance of 27 kilometers from Agbado to Oyingbo, with key stations at Agbado, Iju, Agege, Ikeja, Oshodi, Mushin, Yaba, and terminating at Oyingbo.

Speaking on the importance of parking management in traffic regulation, Governor Sanwo-Olu emphasized its central role in the state’s transportation agenda.

He outlined the strategic initiatives undertaken, including the establishment of the Lagos State Parking Authority (LASPA) to regulate all forms of parking and promote sustainable operational systems.

Sanwo-Olu highlighted recent developments such as the approval of the On-Street Parking Scheme to regulate roadside parking and address haphazard parking practices in line with global standards.

Through partnerships with the private sector, the scheme aims to create additional parking spaces and enhance parking management across the state.

The governor reiterated his administration’s commitment to enforcing transport regulations, urging stakeholders to comply with the Lagos State Parking Policy.

He emphasized a zero-tolerance approach to flouting transportation rules and regulations.

Adebisi Adelabu, General Manager of LASPA, provided insights into ongoing efforts to enhance parking infrastructure, including the identification of over 20,000 suitable parking setbacks across the state.

She highlighted the creation of over 1,800 parking slots through the On-Street parking strategy and the installation of 1,162 signages to facilitate easier parking for residents.


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