SAFE COMMUTING: LASG COMPLETES MODERN FLOATING JETTY AT CMS-MARINA
The Lagos State Government (LASG) has completed the construction of a modern floating jetty at CMS-Marina to enhance safe and comfortable commuting for residents and visitors. It is also designed to serve as a strategic connection point to the recently commissioned CMS-Marina Blue Line Rail System.
According to the Managing Director of LAGFERRY, Hon. Abdoulbaq Ladi Balogun, the project is in tandem with the T.H.E.M.E.S PLUS Agenda of the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu's administration well as the State Government's commitment to improving facilities for a safe water transportation system aimed at the provision of reliable alternative mode of transportation and improved productivity of the residents.
"The new floating jetty will enable our boats to anchor easily, provide easier access to different parts of the city, boost economic activities along the Lagos waterways and make passenger disembarkment more comfortable and safer", he stated.
While assuring that the present administration is fully committed to achieving the multimodal transport system of connectivity between the road, rail and water, Balogun informed that the Floating Pontoon Jetty is made from strong, durable materials and safe choice for all weather conditions and can ride out a storm without resistance from the water and will not cause damage to boats due to the changing tides, being too high or too low.
The floating jetty constructed for the Lagos Ferry Services (LAGFERRY) and other Boat Operators, is built to international standards with all safety features such as a fire extinguisher compartment, safety lifebuoys, an inbuilt fender on the side of the fingers, gangway for disembarkation and boarding.
The CMS-MARINA corridor, apart from being one of two major points with a seamless connection between Bus Rapid Transport (BRT), the Blue Line Rail Transport and Water Transport, is the waterways hub with huge ridership in thousands on a daily basis; linking several coastal areas such as Badore-Ajah in Eti Osa Local Government; Ipakodo, Ibeshe, Ijede in Ikorodu Local Government; Ilaje Bariga Waterfront in Somolu / Bariga Local government; Liverpool, Ajegunle and TinCan Island in Apapa / Ajeromi Ifelodun Local Government; Mile 2, Sabonkoji, Ilashe, Ibeshe, Ikare, Ijegun Egba in Amuwo-Odofin / Oriade Local Government; Ebute Ojo, Ijanikin / Oto-Awori / Agbara in Ojo Local Government and Apa, Topo, Iworo-Ajido and Ebute Miller Marina in Badagry Local Government, among others.