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NRC : People Living In Abeokuta, Ibadan Can Now Work In Lagos - TheCityPulseNews.com
The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) says residents of Abeokuta in Ogun State can work in Lagos after the completion of the new standard gauge rail line. The Lagos Railway District Manager (RDM), Jerry Oche, said this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Lagos. Mr Oche said the nearly completed Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge would open lots of opportunities for various communities within the railway corridors. “This is a huge opportunity for people living along the corridors, many people will prefer to live in Abeokuta and work in Lagos State due to speed and timeliness of the new train. “The development will even open a lot of business opportunities for communities along the railway corridors,’’ he said. According to him, the standard gauge when completed will travel at 150 kilometre per hour and Lagos-Ibadan is a 156km journey through the standard gauge. “So, you can reside in Ibadan and be working in Lagos which is a very good development for people and for our economy,” he added. “The train travelling with such speed will curtail the menace of gridlocks in the cities and relieve the highways from unnecessary pressure as the travellers will prefer going …