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Osogbo: Railway begins work on flood-affected rail track




Work has begun in earnest in Osogbo to rehabilitate the portion of the railway observe that was washed away by heavy rains on the night time of Tuesday, seventh August 2021.

On a go to to the scene of the devastation Thursday, DAILY POST noticed that heavy gear have been moved to the location by the Nigerian Railway Company.

Residents of the world who spoke with this medium acknowledged that the response from the company was certainly a shock as they’ve executed all the things inside a really brief area of time and with pace.

Clement Goriola, a resident acknowledged that earlier than the flood affected the railway observe, the road was at all times busy as practice companies from side to side Lagos and Ilorin at all times handed by way of it thrice in every week.

He defined that since he moved to the world, the noise from the arrival and passing of the engines have at all times been an organization, however that previously few days that it stopped because of the affected railway observe, it was as if life has stopped within the space.

On her half, Mrs Anike Olareti recommended the Nigerian Railway Company for speedily coming to reconstruct one other culvert for the world.

She acknowledged that it was the most effective factor to do with a view to restart the Lagos to Ilorin hall of the North West railway hyperlink.

Of their response, a social welfare nonprofit organisation, City Alert has recommended the swift response of the railway authorities to placing the railway observe again in form.

In addition they acknowledged that the company has determined to assemble an even bigger culvert which is hoped to correctly channel the waters and thereby stop one other flooding incident.

Talking with DAILY POST, Oluwatobi Ayodele, Affiliate Programme Officer for the organisation revealed that certainly work had begun and was ongoing on the website.

Ayodele expressed optimism that the brand new culvert will accommodate the quantity of water and likewise convey to an finish the issue of flooding within the space.

DAILY POST had reported a couple of weeks in the past {that a} portion of the railway line in Osogbo had been eroded by flood after a heavy downpour that affected most elements of the state capital.

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