We took a tour of the ongoing work on the Blue Line Metro project this afternoon, we moved from the National Arts Theatre rail station on a construction track to Orile Iganmu, Alaba and Mile 2 stations to inspect the four train stations on the Blue line rail. And I want to reassure Lagosians that we are on track in our efforts to complete works on both the Blue and Red Line rail projects.
I am particularly happy to report that the Blue Line Rail Project is currently at 90% completion.
The first phase starts from Mile 2 and terminates at Marina, and we are indeed glad that the contractors are working round the clock to meet the deadline.
The major aspect, apart from the Marina Station is a sea crossing from Eko Bridge to join outer Marina. This would be done in about three months and when we return in July, the concrete construction should have been completed.
The Blue line rail would be running on electric tracks with Electric Motor Vehicle (EMV) and I therefore warn citizens to keep off the train lines and ensure they don’t walk on it.