Lagos Train Accident: ADP Guber Candidate, Gbadamosi Commiserate With Victims of The Accident
Babatunde Gbadamosi, the Governorship Candidate of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) in Lagos State has reacted to the train accident that happened around Ashade Ram Market in Agege area of Lagos State.
According to Lagos State emergency management Agency (LASEMA) , the train derailed from its track as a result of faulty tracks.
Though,nobody die but it was gathered several people were wounded and rushed to nearby hospitals for medical first aid.
In his reaction to the ugly incident, the ADP Guber candidate in Lagos State, Gbadamosi in a statement disclosed to NAN wants rickety trains used for the Mass Transit Train Service (MTTS) phased out in Lagos.
He said the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) must phase them out, while the Lagos State Government should speed up work on its light rail projects to forestall derailments.
“Some of the passenger trains are a complete write-off. The refurbished ones are beyond the pockets of majority of the passengers. But that should not mean that the NRC should continue to tolerate excess passengers, especially those who sit on the roof of the trains while in motion.
“The NRC should as a matter of urgency, reduce the fare for the executive Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) trains which is about N750, as against the MTTS that has a lower fare of about N300, to accommodate more passengers who cannot afford to ride in the executive trains.
“The irony of it is that the DMUs are almost always empty because of the high fare. Making it affordable will even bring in more revenue for the NRC,’’ he said.