Lagos To Deploy e-call up System in Lekki-Epe corridor


Lagos State Government will deploy an e-call up system in Lekki-Epe Free Trade Zone corridor, Transportation Commissioner Dr. Frederic Oladeinde said yesterday.

Lagos To Deploy e-call up System in Lekki-Epe corridor

He said this is to avert congestion that may be caused by articulated trucks and tankers accessing the port corridor.

Oladeinde, speaking after a meeting with stakeholders, said the deployment of technology driven solution ahead of the activities would prevent a repeat of gridlock on the Lekki axis, similar to what people were facing at Apapa.

The Nation reports that he said the application of e-call up system would synchronise movement of trucks assessing Lekki Deep Seaport and other industries within the corridor, starting from Eleko junction to Lekki Free Trade Zone.

The meeting was attended by top government officials from the Ministry of Transportation, representatives of Lekki Worldwide Investment Ltd, Lagos Free Zone, Lekki Deep Sea Port and Messrs. Call up Technologies.

The commissioner had shared the state’s and federal government’s plans on road network expansion and inter-modal transport systems at an initial meeting held with the five chairmen of local governments and local council development areas in Epe division, Lekki Worldwide Investment Limited, (LWIL), representatives of Dangote Industries Limited, Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, (NUPENG), Federal Road Safety Corps, (FRSC) and Nigeria Police Force, (NPF).

He said an interim arrangement was also being put in place to decongest the roads through evacuation of illegal tankers from the red zone by a joint task force of the state, local governments, local council development areas, security agencies and stakeholders.

The Special Adviser to the Governor on Transportation, Sola Giwa, analysing the challenges in Apapa and Tincan, said the truck queuing management system was being deployed to prevent a repeat of such experience on the Lekki-Epe axis.

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