The China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) on Friday July 24, 2020 held an open day on Lagos-Ibadan railway project.
The construction firm, which is affiliated with China Railway Construction Corporation Limited (CRCC), said the open day was to brief the international audience on the progress of the railway project and the life of workers there from a 360-degree multifaceted perspective.
The, event, which was virtually done and tagged; “Working Together for Connected Future”, was presented with vlog and cloud live streaming.
“The 156-kilometer railway starts from Lagos, the commercial hub and port city of Nigeria, and ends in the city of Ibadan.
“The railway is expected to be put into operation this year. It will reduce the travel time between the two cities within two hours, ease traffic congestion, facilitate the transportation of commodities in Lagos, and promote economic development of cities along the railway line,” the company said.
The CCECC operators said that the railway station of Lagos, which is designed to accommodate up to 6,000 passengers, will be the largest in West Africa.
Meanwhile, the External Liaison Officer, with the project, Mr. Yakubu Adogie, introduced it and guided international viewers on a virtual tour around the entrance hall and dispatch center of Lagos Railway Station.
Recall the railway line opened to the public for free in a trial operation during the last Christmas holidays till the declaration of lockdown few months ago, with a lasting impression on local passengers.