In a bid to solve the problems of traffic gridlock within the Lagos metropolis and ensure easy movement of people and goods between the city and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja work is in the pipeline for an Hi Tech transportation system to ply the route.
The fast Cable light rail project will cover the distance of Lagos and Abuja in 45 minutes at an average of 150km per hour but has capcity for 500km per hour.
While speaking at a gathering in Lagos to sensitive members of the public on the project, the Regional Head of SkyWay Capital, Mr. Arogundade Samson said the fast track Transport system was carefully designed to assist government in alleviating the sufferings of the people in moving from one point to another.
According to him, the company is fully committed, possess the technical know how and financial capability to deliver the project in no time so long it enjoys support and cooperation ofLagos and Federal Government.
•Comrade Ayodele Adewale flanked by Skyway Capital Directors
Mr. Arogundade Samson noted that since Nigeria has same challenge with India in terms of population and lack of social infrastructure implementation of simila project there had greatly changed their story.
On his part, a member of Board of the company, Vladimir Maslov disclosed that they are ready to sign an agreement with Federal and Lagos state Government to signal the take off of the fast track transportation project.
On some of the benefits inherent in the project, Vladimir Maslov said it will reduce the rate at which commutters are exposed to accident on the road, zero tolerance for pollution and maximum security of lives and property of passengers.
The Nigerian partner for the Project, Ayodele Adewale, said the project will largely assist government drive in boosting infrastructures in the country.
According to him and I quote” I believe there was the news for government to provide incentives for the company to move in their equipment because the project after its implementation will be a win-win situation for both parties.
The former council boss however said the company is not aversed to financial support from government despite having all it takes to actualize the project.
He explained that since it generates it’s own power this will provide illumination along its corridor in communities around its routes.
Ayodele Adewale was also of the view that the project will boost tourism since it will allow Nigerians to have aerial view of beautiful land scape of the country.