The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has said that there are possibilities for residents of Abeokuta or Ibadan to now work in Lagos with the new standard gauge rail line.
âSo, you can reside in Ibadan and be working in Lagos which is a very good development. âThe train travelling with such speed will curtail the menace of gridlocks in the cities and relieve the highways from unnecessary pressure.
This would also bring vast job opportunities and social advantages to the youth, the populace. âThe perishable goods at the various communities will now be easily transported to the city where the demands are higher, thereby reducing the cost of goods and services,ââ Oche said.
NAN reports that Mr Fidet Okhiria, the NRC MD, had said that it would test run the Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge line early in February. He disclosed that âThey have done a lot in laying of tracks between Abeokuta, Itori, Papalanto, Kajola, Ijoko towards the Lagos corridor.
âWithin seven days the track laying will reach Iju towards Agege corridor of Lagos State. âFrom here to Iju is 10 kilometres, and we are laying 1.5km on daily basis and by the first week of February, we will do a test run to Abeokuta from Lagos.