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FG set to demolish Costain and Jibowu bridges for Lagos/Ibadan rail lines

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FG is set to demolish Costain and Jibowu bridges for Lagos/Ibadan standard gauge rail lines.

Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi announced on Monday that the laying of tracks of Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail line would start in December.

He also said that Jibowu and Costain bridges in Lagos would be demolished to give way for the new railway lines.

Amaechi made the remarks in Lagos when he met with the Steering Committee of the project and the China Civil Engineering Construction Company (CCECC). The minister further said that the bridges will be re-built immediately and it won’t be abandoned.

Amaechi also said that CCECC was consulting with Lagos State Water Corporation (LSWC), Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), among others, to facilitate relocation of water and gas pipelines that were parallel to the railway line.

He added that CCECC would start laying tracks by December in Lagos, noting that parts of the rail lines that would be used for the project would arrive the country by end of November.

The minister visited Ijoko, Papalanto, Itori and Ewekoro community in Ogun State as part of the monthly site monitoring to ensure the project meets the timeline by December 2018.

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