To further promote the safety and security of drivers and passengers in commercial transport activities, the Lagos State government has urged all transport operators to get accredited at the Public Transport and Commuter Service Department (PTCS) under the Ministry of Transportation. Apapa gridlock
This is coming at a time the traffic management enforcement team constituted by the state government to resolve traffic gridlocks in Apapa and its Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) counterpart met to devise strategies for action.
This was contained in a statement released by the Ministry of Transportation. The statement was signed by the director, Public Transport and Commuter Services, Ashaolu Ajewole, stated that the accreditation of transport operators was vital for the procurement of vehicle body tag, driver’s badge, stage carriage permit and terminal access permit. Apapa gridlock
The documents, he explained, are now required for operation within the metropolis.
Ashaolu stated that all commercial passenger vehicle operators are required to get accredited to legitimise their operations. This include owners, drivers and conductors including mini-buses, tricycles, all commercial buses, e-hailing and regular cabs.
He further disclosed that the exercise would hold continuously. It would be done at the Directorate of Public Transport and Commuter Services. The agency is located at Block 3, Code of Conduct Bureau, GRA, Ikeja. He added that the documentation was mandatory for operators. Apapa gridlock
The statement also appealed to stakeholders in the public transport sector to participate in the exercise. This is to avoid enforcement measures from the state government.
In another development, the Lagos State newly constituted Traffic Management Enforcement Team charged with resolving traffic gridlocks in Apapa, and a similar outfit set up by the NPA Security, embarked on their first inspection of Apapa to find solutions to the lingering problem.