The Managing Director of the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA), Dr. Dayo Mobereola, has disclosed that Lagos would offer free ride on BRT, BFS buses during the holidays. According to him, this enable Lagosians move around the city unhindered.
Mobereola explained: “The free bus service which began in 2008 had assisted in reducing congestion and accident on the roads during festive periods.
The free bus services to be provided by the First BRT Cooperative on the Mile 12 to CMS Bus Rapid Transit system corridor and the Ikotun-Igando-Iyana-Ipaja-Maryland Bus Franchise Scheme corridor would run between 7.00am and 10.00pm.
“The First BRT Cooperative, operator of the BRT will offer free services on Mile 12 – CMS, Mile 12 – Obalende, Ajah to National Stadium, Ajah – Obalende, Mile 12 – National Stadium, Mile 2 – National Stadium, Oshodi – Obalende and Oshodi – National Stadium routes.
“On the Bus Franchise Scheme (BFS) corridor, free services will be offered on the Ikotun – Ikeja – Maryland, Iyana Ipaja – Maryland, Ikotun – Iyana Ipaja, Igando – Iyana Ipaja, Igando – Ikeja, and Igando –Maryland routes.”
Mobereola, however, appealed to those who would put their vehicles on the road to drive with care and observe all traffic rules.
He also, reminded road users of the existence of the Lagos Traffic Law and warned against flouting the law under the guise of the public holiday even as he called for moderation during the celebrations.