Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State has said his government will build 100 inner city roads this year.
The governor, who gave the assurance at the annual Interdenominational Service of the Lagos State Chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), held at the Apostolic Church International Convention Grounds in Ketu, Lagos, also gave reason for the introduction of cable car in the Lagos metropolis.
He said his administration awarded 198 contracts inner city roads across the local governments last year and that, this year, government was planning another 100 roads across the state for construction.
Fashola said the roads had been chosen in such a way that all areas, including Epe, Badagry, Shomolu, Kosofe and even far flung places like Agiliti, Ijedodo, Shibiri, and Eleran Igbe, were not left out.
On the Blue line of the Lagos Light Rail Mass transit project, the governor said, "We are now at a point where we have started laying the rail tracks from the section from Eric Moore going to Mile 2. There is still work to be done, including crossing the Lagoon and bringing the train and the system ultimately to Marina, but I am happy that things have not remained as they were last year, and we have moved them forward."
Harping on the planned introduction of cable car, Fashola explained that it was meant to help in mitigating traffic gridlock in Lagos and allow the people to choose the means of transportation they wanted.
"Very soon, we would be beneficiaries of an urban cable system that would help reduce traffic from Apapa to Central Lagos which is often the most congested part of the state. We are providing choices to our people," he said.