Yellow buses popularly known as Danfo are to be barred from Broad Street and Apongon as part of the strategies to free Lagos Island of traffic gridlock, the government said yesterday.
Special Adviser (SA) to Governor Akinwumi Ambode on Central Business District (CBD) Mr Agboola Dabiri told reporters that the measure is aimed at making life stress free for motorists
“You must have observed that the traffic within Apongbon from Broad Street has been terrible and if you are not careful, from beginning of Apongbon to Surulere can take like five hours,” he said.
He said Apongbon towards Broad Street part of it to Funsho Williams (formerly Western Avenue) would be cordoned off such that commercial buses would find it difficult to pick and drop passengers.
Buses, he said, move down from Marina through the bridge instead of taking Apongbon and Broad Street.
“Our ultimate target is to make Broad Street and Apongbon zero tolerant to yellow buses,” he said.
Dabiri said the challenges caused by street traders on the Island were also being addressed by creating barricades to make it difficult for them to operate.
“As of today, we have sealed under the bridge with barb wires, we have enclosed the traders under the bridge within the barb wires so as to prevent them from moving,” he said.
“Each day, millions of people visit Lagos Island for trading, we will do our best to maintain best standard in the CBD”, the Special Adviser added.
Source: The Nation Nigeria