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Oshodi transport terminals will be ready by October – Contractor

the construction of three terminals at the Oshodi Transport Interchange, Mr. Abiodun Otunola, said on Friday the project would be ready by October.

Otunola, a civil engineer with Planet Projects Construction Company, the firm handling the job, said 70 per cent of the work has been done.

The projects include three terminals for interstate vehicles, Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and the third designed to serve the entire state.

Otunola said: “Everybody working here is a Nigerian and you can see the quality of the structures and work we are doing.

“There is no design like this anywhere in the world, it is unique and a peculiar structure due to the shape and geography of this place, Oshodi.”

The engineer said the terminals were built in such a way that passengers could link one terminal from the other.

“With this, we are solving transport, environmental and security problems in Lagos State; Oshodi that I used to know is getting shape gradually, in a few months, you will see a new Oshodi,’’ he added.

Otunola noted that Lagos residents deserved befitting and comfortable transportation facilities, especially at Oshodi, the hub and centre where people move to other states and some West African countries.

“Before now, we discovered that there are about 17 different parks with no standard facilities like toilets, ticketing and adequate security personnel in place.

“There is no part of Nigeria that is not served from a particular spot at Oshodi. When some people say it is a mere bus stop, I laughed. They are not being realistic and not saying the truth.

“In the western world, they call it terminals, either buses or train terminals with many facilities in place and I know Lagos is getting there very soon.

“So, it is going to be Lagos gift to Nigeria and the West Coast when it is fully done in terms of facilities, like Wifi, waiting area, ticketing booth, ATM points, loading bay, offices and conveniences.

“The size, population, complexity and number of destinations at the terminals are going to be more than 50 of present day’s motor park at Oshodi.”

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