The Lagos State Taskforce On Sanitation and Miscellaneous Offences has cleared several illegal motor parks obstructing the free flow of traffic at Jibowu , Yaba axis of the state.
During the exercise , 35 vehicles were impounded for illegal parking along the Jibowu corridor.
The action was in line with the resolve of the state government to sustain sanity on major roads across the state.
The enforcement operation which was carried out in the early hours of Sunday was co-ordinated by the Chairman of the Agency, CSP Shola Jejeloye.
Jejeloye described the actions of some transport operators as mannerless as they deliberately occupied a large portion of the road to either load goods or pick up passengers.
Decrying the spate of illegal garages situated in the area, Jejeloye disclosed that residents and commuters who ply the axis are always subjected to hours of delay and frustration due to the activities of bus operators who have converted the road to bus stations and mini garages.
“It is sad to see these transport operators deliberately stationing their vehicles on the main road meant for free vehicular movement.
“Their actions have constantly resulted in increased travel time and unnecessary chaos,” he said.
The Chairman said the impounded vehicles have been registered for infraction while their owners would soon have their days in court.
“It is high time we end this irrational act in the state. We will ensure constant patrol and monitoring of the Jibowu corridor and other areas particularly at night when such infractions usually occur.
“We will ensure anyone caught inflicting unnecessary discomfort to road users is arrested and charged to court,” he explained.
Jejeloye, who warned transport operators to desist from such illegal act, urged them to always make use of designated parks and garages to carry out their businesses.
Declaring that traffic build-up caused by illegal garages and parking will no longer be tolerated, he averred that traffic bottlenecks are not natural, neither were they created by God but are caused by human activities which have to be regulated and checked.