The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has said the bridges at Jibowu and Costain may be demolished for the laying of tracks of Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail line project.
However, he also said the would be rebuilt immediately and not abandoned.
The Minister made this remarks while meeting with the Steering Committee for the project and the China Civil Engineering Construction Company (CCECC).
Amaechi said “the two bridges that we may likely demolish are Jibowu and Costain to give way to the rail lines. But we are rebuilding them immediately; we are not going to abandon them.”
However, he said some other areas through which the rail project is meant to pass through may portend some challenges.
He said “The challenges will be in the cities like Lagos, Abekouta and Ibadan because we have to pay compensation, look at the water pipes, gas pipes, houses and cables.
“In Lagos especially, we deal with bridges, electric cables and water pipes and other assets.”
The minister also further called for CCECC, the construction company handling the project to speed up work so as to meet up with the December, 2018 timeline set for the project.