Railway: Nigerians can now live in Ibadan, work in Lagos –NRC

David Adenekan
David Adenekan
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Upon completion of the Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge line, anyone can reside in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital and work in Lagos State.

The Lagos District Manager of the Nigerian Railway Corporation, NRC, Mr. Jerry Oche, made this known on Wednesday.

He said that would be possible as the trains would be travelling at 150 kilometers per hour.

His words:  “With the new standard gauge, you can reside in Ibadan and be working in Lagos which is a very good development to people and for our economy.”

Also speaking on the level of work on the rail line, the NRC Managing Director, Fidet Okhiria, who inspected the project at Ijoko area of Ogun State, the Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge line would be test-run early February.

“They have done a lot in laying of tracks between Abeokuta, Itori, Papalanto, Kajola, Ijoko towards Lagos corridor. Within seven days the track laying will reach Iju towards Agege corridor of Lagos State.

“From here to Iju, it is 10 kilometres and we are laying 1.5 kilometers on daily basis and by the first week of February we will do a test run to Abeokuta from Lagos. All the formations have been put in place to expedite the tracks laying,” he said.

According to him, work had been completed between Kajola and Abeokuta.

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