This is just as the Federal Government has announced that within this administration, also in partnership with the Lagos State Government, it would construct an Air Rail connection between the international and domestic terminals to shorten transit time between both and save passengers the stress of going through the roads which most times is traffic ridden
The agreement signed was a side deal done during the commissioning of the new Murtala Muhammed International Airport Terminal 2 ( MMIA) constructed by the China Civil Engineering Construction Company ( CCECC).
Lagos state Governor Babajide Sanwo Olu and Ministr of Aviation, Hadi Sirika along with teams from both the state government and the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria were on ground for the signing ceremony.
The project tagged Decongestion Lagos Airport Alimosho By-pass Project presents a solution to end traffic gridlock on the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway.
The project is also in four phases on the top road along Murtala Muhammed Airport while phase two is the northern connection the Lagos Abeokuta Expressway, Pgase three is the Southern connection to Egbe Road and phase four the Southern extension tonIsolo and Okota Roads.
Apart from creating access, the project will increase revenue generated, reduction in traveling time and operating costs coupled with reduction in accident occurrences.
Speaking just before the signing, the State governor, Babajide Sanwolu said:
“So after your speech Your Excellency, we are also forming another partnership which is how do we solve access to this international corridor, how so we bring passengers going through the traffic rigmarole in Lagos, how do we make sure they have a worthy journey experience?
“So that is why the partnership between the Lagos State government and FAAN representing the Ministry of Aviation is also something we are truly proud and happy to be part of. So what we are about to do is about opening up other alternative routes that would bring people to the airport that would make communication and journey time into this airport delightful.
Speaking on the Air Rail, the Minister said,” In this administration we will be constructing an air rail connection between the domestic and international airports to shorten traffic time between the two and we will be partnering the Lagos state government to see that to fruition.
Once this happens passengers will not need to leave the terminals to catch connecting flights and be stuck in traffic in between but will have a smoother, less challenging transition and aid create the hub status the MMA has strived for for many years.