Nigeria: Govt Orders Elimination of Trailers From Abuja-Kaduna-Kano Freeway
Federal authorities has constituted a Presidential Inter-Company Committee for the evacuation of vehicles and trailers from the Abuja-Kaduna-Kano Freeway to ease vehicular motion and scale back harm on the freeway.
The director of Freeway Development and Rehabilitation, Federal Ministry of Works and Housing who can also be the committee chairman, Engr Folorunsho Esan, disclosed this throughout an inspection tour of the street.
Esan mentioned the ministry will present a short lived park at Tafa, alongside Kaduna Highway, the place the autos can park. He added that the park will accommodate about 500 vehicles when absolutely operationalised, thereby addressing the issues of street entry and insecurity within the space.
He mentioned the committee was arrange by the works and housing minister, Babatunde Raji Fashola on the directive of the president for the evacuation of vehicles from the Abuja-Kaduna-Kano street to allow contractors to have full entry to work on the street.
He added that the aim of the inspection was to evaluate areas the place the vehicles could possibly be relocated to away from the best of method.
“Additionally, street customers can have free passage with out bottlenecks. So we’re right here to examine amenities which are obtainable the place vehicles can now be moved to,” he defined.
The chairman mentioned the Tafa axis of the street was extra troublesome, including nevertheless that there was provision for the place vehicles can be moved to.
“One of many very pronounced bottlenecks is in Tafa and fortuitously sufficient, we’ve got an empty land acquired by Federal Highway Upkeep Company though they haven’t been in a position to do something on it.
“However we’re pondering of transferring the vehicles from Tafa to that plot of land after some floor enhancements on the land for trailers to have the ability to keep with out sinking,” he mentioned.
He mentioned varied unions just like the Tanker Drivers NARTO, NURTW, and others are in assist of the federal government to maneuver their vehicles from the street anytime the trailer park is prepared alongside that axis.
The consultant of the Petroleum Tankers Affiliation, Comrade. Abdullahi Haruna mentioned the tanker drivers have been prepared to maneuver as quickly as a substitute parking area was supplied.
“We, the petrol tanker drivers, are able to work with the committee to evacuate vehicles from the street.
Haruna mentioned there was a have to make the park conducive for the customers via the supply of fundamental amenities like borehole, bogs and canteens.
He mentioned, “What we’re interesting for is that the palliative or momentary work needs to be carried out nicely. Whether it is good, there could be no want of planning for a everlasting park, we are going to use this one.”