Amaechi Tasks Contractors On Safety of Rail Communities
Written by COMFORT 95.1FM on October 19, 2020
Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi, has tasked contractors to take into consideration the safety of host communities around rail lines.
Speaking during a routine inspection of the Lagos -Ibadan rail project Amaechi said some communities had complained several times about the inadequate pedestrian crossing and overpasses on rail lines.
According to a statement by the ministry, the minister asked the contractors to meet with the communities to decide the safety of the people by constructing under and overpasses to prevent Nigerians from crossing the rail track.
He also said that the contractors have done their best with the project but identified weather conditions as one of the challenges facing the contractors.
In his remarks, the Chairperson of the Board of Nigeria Railway Corporation, Ibrahim Musa, said in the course of the project, the management of NRC sat with Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority and agreed on areas where overhead crossing and bridges would be constructed.