Laying of tracks on the standard gauge of Lagos-Ibadan Expressway has begun, it was learnt.
China Civil Engineering Construction Company (CCECC), in March, assured Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi that track-laying will begin in April.
At Tuesday’s project monitoring meeting, with Minister of Information and Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed, present, Amaechi hailed the progress so far.
The minister said the laying of tracks started from Itori section of the project.
Two track-laying machines were working on site.
CCECC has a big fabricating yard at Itori, where it produces materials for the construction of fast lane rail tracks.
A Federal Government team is in the CCECC yard at Papalanto to address challenges, such as water and gas pipelines, bridges, among others.
Track-laying has not started in Lagos due to some obstructions.
Challenges, such as power cables, water pipes and mains, structures and bridges at the Lagos end are reportedly holding up the work. Read more