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Nigeria: Site visitors Company Strikes to Clear Unlawful Parks in Onitsha

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Bus drivers have turned some roads within the metropolis into motor parks whereas assigned parks are left empty, a authorities official mentioned.

The Anambra Street and Site visitors Upkeep Company has warned industrial transport operators towards turning highway shoulders within the state to loading parks.

The Managing Director of the company, Emeka Okonkwo, who gave the warning in Awka, mentioned the company had directed motorists to utilize the closest motor parks offered by the federal government to keep away from the wrath of the legislation.

Mr Okonkwo decried the nuisance brought on by transporters in Onitsha, particularly these working on the Onitsha-Owerri finish of Higher Iweka Street, saying that the federal government would now not condone such illegality.

He mentioned the company had put in indicators with the inscription, ‘No Loading, Use the Parks’ conspicuous at strategic locations as a part of the attention and energy to revive sanity to the affected sections of the roads.

Mr Okonkwo mentioned “For a very long time, bus drivers have turned the stretch of the highway into motor parks whereas assigned parks are left empty.

“This pattern has to cease because the company is working around the clock to align with Mr Governor’s dream for a livable, good, and affluent homeland.

“We took time to obviously examine and correctly mark the parks for transport corporations whose autos load within the axis,” he mentioned.

Mr Okonkwo mentioned the company additionally cleared the Eze-Iweka Junction that results in Awada Obosi the place industrial tricycle operators hinder motorists and pedestrians.

He mentioned all tricycle operators are to henceforth load and offload within the park offered, away from the junction.

He mentioned some buses going to Agbor and Asaba which hinder vehicular motion on the Onitsha finish of the Niger Bridge have been impounded for remaining defiant after a number of warnings and quite a few highway indicators.

“It is rather vital to notice that after correct enlightenment, the company would impound defaulters with out an choice of superb.

“Autos could be impounded for seven days for first offenders and 14 days subsequently,” he mentioned.



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