LAMATA Pledges Compensation For Residents Affected By 8.7 KM QBC Project

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The Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA) has made a firm commitment to compensate individuals impacted by the proposed 8.7-kilometer AFD Quality Bus Corridor (QBC) Project Package 1. This project is set to traverse from Yaba through Ojuelegba and Lawanson to Cele along the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway prior to the onset of construction.

During a public gathering convened by LAMATA in Surulere, Engineer Osa Konyeha, the Technical Adviser on Corporate Investment and Planning (CIPD) for LAMATA, provided this assurance.

The event attracted a diverse array of stakeholders such as residential and commercial property owners, private enterprises, community leaders, and informal transport operators.

The primary objective of the gathering was to furnish updates on the proposed project, and deliberate on the acquisition process for affected parties, as outlined in a statement from LAMATA’s X account.

Engineer Konyeha highlighted the commitment to fair compensation, citing LAMATA’s track record of transparency, and referencing the successful compensation of over 7,000 property owners in the Red Line corridor project.

Additionally, at the same event, Engr. Dr. Babatunde Osho from Global Impact, the consultant tasked with the Resettlement Action Plan for the project, announced the commencement of the reassessment of affected properties scheduled for the upcoming weekend.

The Quality Bus Corridor (QBC) Package 1 project, spanning 8.7 kilometers from Yaba to Cele along the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway, constitutes a vital component of the Lagos Strategic Transport Master Plan Project (LSTMPP). It will encompass terminals at Yaba, Ojuelegba, Lawanson, and Cele, alongside 22 bus shelters.

This endeavour forms part of a trio of projects, with QBC Package 2 extending from Iju Ishaga to Abule Egba, and QBC Package 3 spanning Iyana Iba to Igando. Presently, the primary focus is on advancing the QBC Package 1 project.

Engineer Osa Konyeha expounded on Quality Bus Corridors (QBC), elucidating that they are seamlessly integrated within existing road corridors to facilitate bus movement, with priority signals at laybys and intersections.

The financing for these transformative Quality Bus Corridors emanates from the investment by the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) in support of the LSTMPP.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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