Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has revealed that the ongoing construction of the Lagos Blue Rail is 90 per cent complete.
The governor disclosed this after inspecting the ongoing work on the Blue Line rail project and stations at the National Theatre Iganmu, Orile, Suru Alaba, Mile 2 and Marina axis of Lagos.
According to Sanwo-Olu, contractors are working seven days a week, so that residents will ride the train by the first quarter of 2023.
Although, he emphasised that the blue line rail would be running on electric tracks with Electric Motor Vehicle (EMV) and hence, residents and vandals should deter from tampering with the infrastructure, and most especially, they should not work on train lines.
“This is the first time I am taking you on the blue line to see where we are. The first phase of the Blue line rail project starts from Mile 2 and terminates at Marina.
“Marina Station is an elevated station and it stretches out to outer Marina and terminates where the Governor’s residence is. At the end of the station, you could see that the track is broken into two bridges. The backtrack is for parking.
“We are happy that the contractors are working seven days a week. The major aspect apart from the Marina Station is a sea crossing from Eko Bridge to join the outer Marina. They would finish it in about three months.
“We will be coming back in July, during which the concrete construction should have been completed,” he said.