Tuesday 5 December 2023

Ogun CNG Buses Begin Operations

The Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) powered buses of the Ogun State government, tagged: “DapoCNG Bus” have commenced operations on 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 Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) on the axis.

They would be operating between 6 am and 9 pm from Mondays to Saturdays and 7 am to 6 pm on Sundays with bus stops at Mowe, Ibafo, Magboro, Arepo, and New Garage in Berger.

Dairo said transport rates on the CNG-powered buses range from N200 to N400 maximum.

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

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 launching 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.

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