The Lagos state command of the federal Road Safety Corp has said that introduction of holding bay will solve the issue of traffic grid luck along Apapa.
This was revealed by the Sector Commander, Mr Hyginus Omeje, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Lagos, added that this would put an end to the perennial gridlock.
He said that all owners of tank farms should provide facilities that would accommodate trucks coming into their facilities to load.
“I think the traffic congestion problem in Apapa will be solved permanently if holding bays can be established to take trucks coming in to load.
“The stakeholders with owners of tank farms should begin to pay attention to having a holding bay that can contain some trucks before being called in to load,’’ he said.
“We can have the private sectors coming up with the parks that some of the trucks can easily move in and wait for loading instead of parking along the streets in Apapa, thereby causing traffic.
“Through the process, the next truck to load in the tank farm will be called through electronic call-up system. This method will reduce the gridlock,’’ he said.
He added that the Federal Road Safety Corp has partnered with Nigerian Port Authority to inspect trucks coming into the port for business.
Mr Omeje concluded by saying that FRSC intends to implement road safety standard scheme.
“We have had various meetings with the stakeholders, registered operators and NPA and we told them that it will not be business as usual if their trucks are not roadworthy.
“Beside that, some of the articulated vehicles are overloaded, thereby causing traffic along the road.
“We want to ensure that our road transport safety standard schemes are implemented at the ports for every truck coming in to load,‘’ he said.