Finally, the laying of rail tracks for the ongoing Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge project has commenced, it was observed today.
This commenced during the inspection of the project by the Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi and the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.
However, the laying of tracks has now commenced beginning from Itori section of the project in Ogun state.
The Transport Minister also confirmed the development during the ongoing inspection.
Our correspondent observed two track laying machines at the project site which is a beehive of activities. It has fabricating yard housing their plants and many engineering plants.
The project is being handled by the China Civil Engineering and Construction Company (CCECC).
At the moment, the high-powered team is meeting at the CCECC yard to resolve added pending encumbrances to the project like water and gas pipelines, bridges, among others.
The tracks laying has not commenced in Lagos section because of the obstructions.