The Lagos State Government on Sunday said full implementation of the cashless policy at the Lekki/ Ikoyi Bridge Toll Plaza would commence on Monday (today ).
The state Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde , in a statement by the public affairs unit of the ministry , said the full implementation had become necessary .
Nigeria reported that the state government had in 2019 announced that it would go cashless on toll payments at the plaza effective from January 1 due to the delays with cash payments along the corridor .
The policy , however , commenced partially on January 2 .
Oladeinde warned that from January 20, anyone who turned up with cash at the Lekki- Ikoyi toll gate would pay a penalty of N 1 , 000 pending when they would get through with their cashless payment method.
He also warned against all corrupt practices , including photocopying payment vouchers for multiple usage or presenting of fake e- payment devices .
“ The state government will not hesitate to apply the law on any motorist that attempts to frustrate its effort at improving traffic situation along the Lekki- Ikoyi Bridge corridor .
“ The e – tags are free to obtain and they are widely available .
Therefore , such sharp practices are unnecessary , ” he said .
The commissioner , who commended motorists in the state for enhancing the success of the cashless toll implementation, called for full compliance .
He said the cashless toll initiative had the objective of removing bottlenecks at the toll gates and impacting positively on the “reduction of traffic queue length and journey time for Lagosians . ”
He also said the cashless policy had become necessary to address constant gridlock often experienced at that corridor due to slow process of cash payments at the toll plaza .
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