Following the restriction order placed on the operations of motorcycles and tricycles, popularly known as okada and Keke Marwa, respectively in six local government areas and 11 local council development areas, LCDAs in Lagos, the state governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has given the management of Lagos Bus Services Limited, LBSL, a marching order to deploy a fleet of 65 buses along major routes from Monday, February 3, to provide succour and ameliorate the hardship commuters might face, as a result of the ban.
Accordingly, the new routes where the LBSL will extend its services from today and the specified transport fares include: Ikeja to Ogba, N100; Berger to Ogba, N100; Ikeja to CMS, N200; and Oshodi to Ajah, N500.
Others routes are: Obalende to Ajah, N250; CMS to Ajah, N250; and Inner Marina to Ajah, N250.
The Managing Director/CEO of LBSL, Mr. Idowu Oguntona, disclosed that the extension of the company’s services to these locations will help fill the vacuum created by the restriction order placed on the operations of okada and keke operators in some areas by the Lagos State government.
Oguntona maintained that commuters will enjoy the pleasure and comfort of riding in the new buses along these routes, even as he promised that more buses will be deployed by the company in no distant time.