The Lagos state government says it is commencing the installation of 13,000 Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras across the state.
It said it was activating a multi-faceted project designed to improve the living standards and revenue generation, among which is the commencement of construction of a flyover bridge in the popular Pen Cinema junction of the state.
The Pen Cinema flyover is the third that the Akinwunmi Ambode administration will be constructing after those of Abule-Egba and Ajah Roundabout.
The state government had also constructed a pedestrian bridge at the Berger Bus Stop along Lagos-Ibadan expressway to facilitate easy human and vehicular movement.
Steve Ayorinde, commissioner for information and strategy, who addressed a press briefing at the Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre in Alausa, said the government is also putting up an addition 6,000 street lights and security sensors for surveillance and crime prevention across the state from October 2016.
Ayorinde said government is also set to decongest traffic along the Lekki-Epe expressway by removing three roundabouts: 4th Roundabout (Elegushi), 5th Roundabout (Jakande) and 8th Roundabout (VGC).
He said the affected roundabouts would be replaced by the use of traffic lights, expansion of the roads and provision of dedicated turning lanes as well as additional lay-bys.
Ayorinde further disclosed that the government had commenced the implementation of the Lagos enterprise GIS upgrade and the Integrated Land Administration Automation System.
He said when implemented, the plan would ensure proper monitoring of government infrastructure for optimum benefit, fast-track the ease of doing business and improve government-citizen relationship.
“We will expand Oba Ogunji Road and create barriers. The project will also accommodate a generous walkway similar to the Ikorodu Expressway and the bridge will have a free flow all the way to Agunbiade,” Ganiyu Johnson, commissioner of works and infrastructure, explained.
Olanrewaju Elegushi, special adviser to the governor on transport, said the removal of the roundabouts on Lekki-Epe Expressway was part of the junction works and traffic system management designed by the present administration to enhance free flow of traffic.
Elegushi recalled that when the road was constructed, it was accommodating about 30,000 vehicles per day. However, the vehicular movement has now increased to over 50,000 daily.
He said the project will be completed in six months, adding that additional lay-bys and other sleep roads have been designed with the project.
Also speaking on the Smart City Project and the Integrated Land Administration Automation project, Olufemi Odubiyi, commissioner for science and technology, said among many other benefits, the EGIS project would help promote and encourage a secondary mortgage market and facilitate investment in properties.
He added that the project would witness the installation of information highway-metro fibre and deployment of 4GLT across the state, adding that part of what government was trying to achieve was the full implementation of e-services like e-health and e-agric, among others.