Ogun begins CNG buses operations along Mowe-Ibafo-Berger

By Nudoiba Ojen

The Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) powered buses of the Ogun State Government, tagged ‘DapoCNG Bus’ on Monday, began operations along the Mowe-Ibafo-Berger, Lagos axis of the state.

The buses, according to the state Commissioner for Transportation, Mr Gbenga Dairo, are to operate ahead of the introduction of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) along the axis.

Dairo, who said fares on the CNG powered buses range from N200 to N400 only, said that they would be operating from 6am to 9pm from Mondays to Saturdays and 7am to 6pm on Sundays with bus stops at Mowe, Ibafo, Magboro, Arepo, and New Garage in Berger.

The commissioner said that every necessary arrangement had been concluded with all the stakeholders, including transport unions and local government officials, for the smooth take-off of the scheme.

He said, “Expectations are quite high, the services are much anticipated, and the timing of start of operations with Christmas activities at the RCCG Camp are much valued by commuters.

“Commuters along that axis are encouraged to patronize these buses as they are convenient, safe, and affordable with promises to give an endearing smooth experience while on the road,” Dairo said.

Governor Dapo Abiodun, while
announcing the deployment of CNG Technology and E- Mobility as a better alternative and viable means of transportation in the Gateway State with the launch on October 30 of 17 converted vehicles in the maiden scheme, said it was a cost-effective transportation system with little impact on the environment and a direct response by his administration devised to mitigate the adverse impact of fuel ‘subsidy removal’ on transport costs experienced by commuters in the state.

The governor said the scheme, which started along Adatan to the Ita-Oshin corridor in the Abeokuta metropolis, would be extended to other towns and cities in the state.

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