Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Lagos Cable Cars: Near Completion, Says Fashola

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Lagos Cable Car

Lagos Cable Car
Lagos Cable Car Project On The Verge Of Completion
The N300 ride on the world’s third largest city with 25million inhabitants is expected to be completed by 2014. Ropeways Transport Limited signed a 30-year agreement with the Lagos State Government for the establishment of  $500 million cable car mass urban transit system to ease traffic and tension on its roads. 

“To grow the economy of our dear city of Lagos into one of the model Mega Cities in Africa, embracing the best practices in the transportation/urban mobility cannot be overlooked. Lagosians must accept this concept of transportation as safer and more economical. We must recognise that individual transportation translates to more vehicles on the roads, which translate to an unhealthy volume of carbon emissions.

“Hence, our drive to provide a combination of transportation that would include road, rail and water ways. The challenges, however, are formulating more innovative changes aimed at ensuring the sustainability of these policies.” says Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, Kayode Opeifa.

Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, yesterday, said the state government had commenced the construction of the route for the cable car project to complement the transportation system in the state, saying, “the project is on the verge of completion.”


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