Enterprise Television- Lagos State Bus Terminal is a Gift to 12 Million Lagos Residuals
The Ikeja Bus Terminal commissioned on March 29 by President Muhammadu Buhari will hopefully open a new chapter in public transportation in the nation’s economic capital as commuters are expected to be treated with a high level of dignity with the state-of-the-art facilities provided at the terminal.
Lagos State Government has said that the recently commissioned Ikeja Bus Terminal, the Oshodi Transport Interchange under construction and 11 bus terminals being built in strategic places in the Lagos metropolis are modeled after modern airport terminals.
The state government, said that the decision to build bus terminals with world-class facilities in the state was to give individuals using the public transportation a sense of belonging, similar to the kind of treatment about 21,000 air passengers daily using all the nation’s airports get.
Details shows that the Lagos State Government, Planet Project, Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority and Lagos Bus Services Limited showed a number of amenities/facilities that bear similar features with airport terminals.
The terminal is provided conveniences for both sexes and free Wi-Fi spot for the use of commuters.
Other major points includes the information centre, waiting area, loading bay, bus and taxi parks, concession shops, office for operator, control room and power house.
The listed facilities showed a marked transformation from the old Lagos bus stop situation of indecency, filth and chaos that provided room for dehumanisation and criminal activities.
Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, Mr Ladi Lawanson, during a tour said that the terminals were part of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s gift to the 12 million masses of the state, using public transportation daily.