As the December deadline given to China Civil Engineering and Construction Company (CCECC) to complete construction of the ongoing Lagos to Ibadan standard gauge railway line draws nearer, Minister of Transport, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi, has enjoined the company to provide the design for railway stations that would be built along communities, towns and cities located along Lagos to Ibadan railway corridor.
He made this remark recently during an on – the – spot inspection of the work so far done by the company from the Ibadan to Abeokuta axis of the standard gauge rail project.
While expressing satisfaction over level of work done, he enjoined CCECC to acquire more equipment so that beams for the bridges built along the Lagos to Ibadan corridor could be launched simultaneously and by extension enhance the pace of work towards completion of the project on schedule.
Meanwhile, CCECC has commenced construction of porter cabins that would serve as temporary offices for staff of Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) pending the demolition and construction of the existing and new railway stations respectively by the CCECC in the Lagos axis of the Corporation.
Our correspondent’s findings showed that the company has commenced construction of porter cabins at Agege, Ikeja, Sogunle and Mushin railway stations to mention but a few.
Leadership had exclusively reported that the existing 13 railway stations between Iddo and Ijoko would soon be demolished and porter cabins built for officials of the NRC to regulate movement of trains on the existing narrow gauge railway line pending construction of new railway stations when the standard gauge railway line becomes operational.