It was gathered that the Chairman, Lagos State branch of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, Alhaji Tajudeen Agbede, said the union had injected nearly 100 new buses to Bus Rapid Transport on Lagos roads, to ease transport difficulties
Agbede told newsmen on Tuesday in Lagos that the NURTW buses were injected to face out buses that were worn out from all BRT routes.
He added, “We have pushed out almost 100 buses to reduce passengers’ traffic caused by less number of buses and those that are not in good condition and we are still expecting more.
“All the buses that are not in good condition are going to be phased out gradually.
“We cannot just remove every bus that is not in good condition out of the road.
“Removal of rickety buses at once will cause passengers’ traffic and reduce movement of people using the BRT buses.
“Rickety buses will be taken for repairs and put back to work to complement the number of buses available for passengers’ use.
“NURTW is committed to serving the people of Lagos State to their convenience.”
Segun Muibi, a passenger at Mile 12, said most of the BRT buses were rickety and needed to be changed.
He commended the Lagos State Government for repairing the dilapidated BRT roads.