Lagos state governor , his Excellency babajide sanwo olu lunches flm ( first and last mile ) buses in the state today .
During the launch , he Announced the zones the buses were to be split to and the location they cover .
According to Sanwo Olu he said we launched 500 units of First and Last Mile (FLM) buses and 100 high and medium capacity buses for standard routes.
Sanwo-Olu launches FLM BUSES
The FLM buses will serve 286 identified routes within our communities as an alternative to addressing the menace and security threat constituted by Okada riders.
FLM buses are safe and convenient as commuters will be able to use Cowry Travel Cards – an automated payment system already in use for BRT buses.
We have delineated the FLM bus corridors into eight zones, comprising Ikeja and Ketu (Zone 1), Oshodi, Mushin, and Surulere (Zone 2), Berger, Yaba and Oyingbo (Zone 3) and Lagos Island, Ajah and Ibeju Lekki (Zone 4).
Others are Iyana-ipaja and Agege (Zone 5), Mile 2, Iyana-Iba and Ajeromi (Zone 6), Ikorodu (Zone 7) and Epe and Badagry (Zone ).
We will increase the FLM buses to 5000 in the days ahead.
We added the 100 brand new high and medium capacity buses into the fleet of Lagos Bus Service Limited (LBSL) to replace vehicles burnt at BRT stations during the wave of violence last October.
The launch of the FLM Bus Scheme is an important milestone in our quest to achieving the intermodal transport system which gives our teeming population the choices they deserve, reducing congestion and journey times, and improving the quality of life.
After Sanwo-Olu launches flm buses , it is yet unknown on how the general public would welcome the development , since okada riders are to be removed from the road across the state .