March 11, (THEWILL) – The Edo State government on Thursday, commissioned the Benin Central Park Terminal, an ultra-modern 700-bus capacity facility, to bring a new lease of life to the city’s transport scene and ensure an efficient commute service in the metropolis..
The Commissioning of the facility, located at the Obakhavbaye axis of Ring Road, in Benin City, was led by the State governor, Godwin Obaseki and the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sen (Dr) Iyorchia Ayu.
The project is part of the government’s efforts to ensure an efficient transport service in the City centre.
Speaking to newsmen, Obaseki disclosed that three more ultra-modern bus terminals will be developed across different locations in the State.
According to the Governor, the government is systematically executing the newly-developed Edo transport master plan to improve the state’s transportation sector and ensure a modern, effective and efficient transport system.
He said, “We have undertaken a transportation study and decided to have several bus terminals, starting with the 700-capacity Benin Central Bus Terminal.
“We also have other projects in the transportation sector. We are building other bus terminals: One in Ehor, Uhunmwode Local Government Area (LGA), another is located at Aviale, in Etsako West LGA, while the other is being sited in Okpella, Etsako East LGA
“These are a part of the transportation master plan designed for Edo State. We are redesigning our roads to have bus stops and traffic lights, and move transport across the country through Edo State.
“We also have challenges, which is why we hope and pray that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) produces the next president in 2023. A major artery that links the north with south, the Benin-Auchi Road, is now a death trap.”
“Apapa Port is congested and as part of our master plan, we are constructing and building a Benin City River Port. We have finished all the studies and are now raising the money to make Benin have the full complement of transportation services.”
The newly commissioned 700-capacity Benin Central Bus Terminal, at Obakhavbaye axis of Ring Road, Benin City.