By DAPO OLAWUNI
Minister of Transportation, Hon Rotimi Amaechi alongside His Excellency, Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State are set to do the official unveiling of “Gateway Bus Pilot Scheme” a pet project of the Ogun State Governor.
The Governor, Dapo Abiodun has said that with the commissioning of the air conditioned buses, commuters Will Also Have Access To Free Internet Connectivity.
His Excellency, Rt. Hon Rotimi Ameachi, Honourable Minister of Transportation is expected as Special Guest of Honour today at Arcade Ground, Governor’s Office, Oke-Mosan
The pilot phase of the Gateway Bus Pilot Scheme is expected to cover Ita-Oshin and Adatan route in Abeokuta, the State capital.
The State Commissioner for Transportation, Engr. Gbenga Dairo said government had procured enough airconditioned buses designed for both intra and inter-city transport system.
The intra city service will cover different routes across major towns of the State, while the inter-state bus service will cover Abeokuta- Lagos route.
The scheme which is meant to ease road congestion and improve quality of lives, is being executed in collaboration with development partners as an integral part of the Urban Transport Policy and Strategic Transport Intervention Plan for the State.
Other transportation interventions of the state government includes; new road constructions and rehabilitations, water transportation for the people in the eastern part of the State and partnership with Lagos Railway Corporation to take advantage of the ongoing Federal rail project for movement of people and goods by rail.