Established to decongest the port entry streets in Lagos, Nigerian Railway Company (NRC) has concluded ideas to kick get started the evacuation of import and export goods in and out of the Apapa port as a result of the freshly manufactured Lagos-Ibadan Standard gauge railway line to designated Freight Yards.
The designated freight yards exactly where the export and import items will be loaded and off loaded are situated at Kajola, Abeokuta in Ogun condition and Moniya in Oyo state.
To make certain that the focus on is satisfied promptly, officers of the Lagos district of Nigerian Railway Company along with specialist of the Lagos to Ibadan typical gauge railway job Crew Minimal, China Civil Engineering Design Corporation (CCECC) and some interested shoppers inspected the freight yards all through the weekend.
Talking in an distinctive chat with our correspondent, on this improvement, the Lagos District Manager of the company Engr. Augustine Erase reported “We visited the freight yards at Kajola, Abeokuta and Moniya in Oyo condition to examine the house for loading and off loading export items/vacant containers and import goods”.
He stated even more that the Kajola freight station has been specified for containers evacuated from Apapa port and are destined for businesses at Agbara in Ogun state and environs (by street) though the Abeokuta and Moniya freight stations have been designated for goods destined for the Japanese and Northern elements of the place respectively by road.
In accordance to him, the Apapa Bulk Terminal Minimal, A.P Moller Terminal and ENL Terminal have been connected with standard gauge railway tracks for loading and off loading import and export merchandise.
With regards to passenger site visitors alongside the Lagos-Ibadan common gauge railway corridor, Arase mentioned that there was upsurge in passenger targeted traffic in the course of the Sallah getaway but that the passenger targeted traffic lowered after the holiday break.