Construction works on the Ebute Meta new ultra-modern railway station in Nigeria is set to begin in December. This is according to Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC).
Mr Yakub Mahmood, the corporation’s Deputy Director (Public Relations) who revealed the reports said that the contractors handling the project, the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC), has commenced the demolition of affected staff quarters, to give way for the modern station.
“All is set for the Ebute Meta station to host the new and ultra- modern railway station. The station will be one of its kind in the country; it is going to be an up-to-date station, with many features going with contemporary technology,” said Mr Yakub Mahmood.
The the Ebute Meta new ultra-modern railway station, in line with the ongoing construction of the Lagos-Ibadan Standard Gauge line, is aimed at curtailing the lingering gridlock crisis along the corridor, thereby decongesting the seaport.
“The problem is that there are too much congestion at the seaport, and gridlock in Lagos. The moment we finish this rail, nearly almost all the cargoes will be on the track. This will equally create employment and economic growth and that is what the government is targeting,” said Mahmood.
Additionally the government is also set to take delivery of an automatic aircraft firefighter simulator equipment. Sirika, in a statement by the Deputy Director of Press, Ministry of Transportation, Mr. James Odaudu in Abuja, stated that, the builders, Messrs Alpine Metal Tech. Company had carried out the factory acceptance and pre-shipment inspection test of the simulator in presence of top Nigerian functionaries.
According to him, “The simulator, the first of its kind in Africa, is a modern- multi scenario fire fighting simulator capable of delivering training for different types of operational incidents involving aircraft in the aerodrome and its vicinity.”
Source: By Teresia Njoroge