By Stanley Onyekwere
In continuation of its reinforced effort to reduce vehicular gridlock on major roads, the Federal Capital Territory FCT Administration has announced its decision to intensify clampdown on commercial motorcycle operators plying the ever busy AYA-Nyanya road.
Accordingly, the FCT Administration warned that any motorcycle impounded during the intensive raid exercise would not be released to anyone.
Making this assertion, Chairman, FCT Ministerial Taskteam on Traffic Management, Comrade Ikharo Attah in a statement issued at the weekend, in Abuja, disclosed that the operation would commence today, March 2.
Attach opines that, “the rate at which commercial motorcycle operators ply the road has reached an alarming proportions.
“While they are permitted to operate at Nyanya and Karu, They are not expected to reach Abacha barracks and AYA in Asokoro District”.
He added that the commercial motorcyclists often ride against traffic; and at a very high speed, a development that has continued to endanger the lives of other road users.
He also expressed concern over the rationale “some residents would choose to ride on a commercial motorcycle at a great financial cost and safety risk even when traffic time on the road stretch has been reduced to between 12 and 20 minutes due to the activities of the Traffic Management Team.”