Lagos launches new buses with free service on five routes

The Lagos State Government on Wednesday launched the new buses under the Bus Reform Initiative (BRI) with free service on five routes, assuring that the development would redefine public transportation and make the State globally competitive.

Specifically, the free service was launched across five routes, including Berger to Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS), Berger to Oshodi, Oshodi to TBS, Ikeja to Alausa and Ikeja to Oshodi to commemorate the Workers Days, after which normal service is to start on May 2, 2019.

Each of the buses have six exits, First Aid Box, dedicated USB port for charging phones, free Wi-fi and CCTV cameras which are linked to our control centre for monitoring.

Mr. Timi Olajide, an official of the Lagos Bus Services Limited, the operator of the buses, said it was a good thing that the buses have now been finally launched for the use of the people.

He said out of the 5,000 buses planned for the initiative, the government was launching the scheme with 820 high and medium capacity buses, adding that besides the intelligent transport system component of the initiative which would aid Lagosians to plan their journeys, comfort and safety of the people have also been factored into the whole process.

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