By Austin Ogwuda
Asaba—CONSTRUCTION of the first flyover in Asaba, Delta State, to ease traffic is in sight as structures erected on the right of way, including a church building were, weekend, demolished, just as the state government had taken delivery of two heavy duty towing trucks to remove illegally parked vehicles.
State Commissioner for Works, Mr. Funkekeme Solomon, supervised the demolition, with his Lands, Survey and Urban Development counterpart, Mr. Patrick Ferife Ekumeku.
The Commissioner for Lands, Ferife, said: “If you look at the master plan of Asaba, the position of Eagle Assembly (now demolished) is on the right of way and we had given the owners of the affected property more than three years notice to relocate before the commencement of this flyover project.”
Meantime, the state government has taken delivery of two heavy-duty towing trucks which the state Commissioner for Transport, Mr. Ben Igbakpa, said was “in pursuance of the state government’s drive in restoring sanity to the state traffic system.”
He made it clear that his ministry was out to rid the state of indiscriminate parking as the trucks were meant to remove vehicle parked indiscriminately while offenders would be made to pay heavy fines before the release of such vehicles.