By Moses Akaigwe
The Lagos State Government has met with transport stakeholders to discuss strategies to improve and manage traffic on the Lekki-Epe road.
This is in furtherance of the development of industries, and in particular the commencement of operations in Lekki Deep Sea Port, which will impact traffic flow along the corridor.
At the forum, Commissioner for Transportation Dr Frederic Oladeinde, said the move was imperative to avert traffic challenges similar to the one experienced at Apapa’s Tin Can Port.
Oladeinde stated that large number of trucks are expected to ply the Lekki Epe axis when the Lekki Deep Sea Port commence operations noting that the State Government is being proactive to ensure trucks are properly managed through effective Call Up System hence the need for continuous review through Stakeholders’ forum.
Also speaking at the meeting, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Transportation Hon. Sola Giwa said the State Government’s partnership with Trucks Transit Parks Ltd, an electronic truck call up solution provider worked effectively in managing the menace of trucks in Apapa Tin Can Port.
He said same experience used to solve Apapa gridlock would be replicated on the Lekki-Epe axis when the area starts experiencing influx of trucks as a result of port activities.
Messrs Truck Transit Parks made a presentation to replicate the E-call up system already in use to manage truck movement at Apapa and Tincan Ports which has yielded success in bringing sanity to the area, for further review.
Stakeholders in attendance agreed to work together in ensuring that the proposed traffic management system works to the benefit of all.