The Bus Rapid Transit scheme of LAgos state will soon start operating round the clock, the state government has said.
The Lagos State Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources, Mr. Wale Oluwo, on Wednesday in Ikeja said the efforts being made by the government to make BRT buses operate for 24 hours and provide streetlights everywhere in the state were in line with the campaign promise of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode.
“Arrangement has been concluded on having BRT buses to work at night once the Light Up Lagos project is completed.
“The intention of government is to light up all highways in the state. In fact, the 114 road reconstruction in the 57 councils in the state will be with walkways and streetlights.
“The light up project is complimentary to the security equipment recently donated to the police. The ultimate goal is that when all the streetlights are on, we will start having BRT buses working at night.
“The governor promised to make Lagos city a 24-hour economy; this is what the project will achieve.”
Oluwo noted that places from Berger to Lekki, Ikorodu to the Lagos Island, Ikeja, Victoria Island and Ikoyi, among others, were already enjoying functioning streetlights at night and that repairs were being caried out in other areas.