– Patches Take Over Damaged Portions
– Motorists Hike Fares
Commuters plying the East-West Road can now heave a sigh of relief as the dilapidated sections between Okobe-Ahoada axis can now take salon cars and other mini buses which hitherto were unable to access it due to the receding flood waters which have completely dried up on the express way.
As of Monday November 7, pedestrians in their thousands throng the damaged section, alighting from their vehicles and trekking while vehicles negotiate the bad portions with some little discomfort.
Unlike last week when only boats and heavy duty trucks can wind through the tough roads ridden by the floods, the current state, though still terrible is now passable to the relief of commuters.
The damaged portions of the bare roads showcase patches of destruction as traces left behind by the floods.
It was reported that policemen shot at two Touts who took to their heels upon sighting the armed law enforcement agents, while trying to harassed pedestrians faring through the damaged portions of the road on foot.
However, transport fares have experienced a hike at designated motor parks where vehicles ply the East West Road route including vehicles loading to Lagos, Abuja, Warri Benin, etcetera.
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Motorists and commuters call on the govérnment to come to their aid swiftly to fix the damaged sections of the East West Road to br8ng an end to the plight of road users in the Niger Delta.
Commercial motorists charge as high as a thousand five hundred Naira from Mbiama to Rumuokoro, a route that was hitherto five hundred Naira.
While from Yenagoa, transport fare hike is within the high range of three thousand naira from Ekeki park to Port Harcourt while at the popular Etegwe Roundabout Park, a salon vehicle fare goes for two thousand five hundred Naira and by the road side cost as high as one thousand naira which before the flood was N600 only.