agos State Government yesterday said full implementation of cashless policy on Lekki/Ikoyi Bridge Toll Plaza would commence today.
Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, in a statement by the Public Affairs Unit of the Ministry, said that full implementation of the policy had become necessary.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) said the state government had in 2019 announced that it would go cashless on toll payments at the Lekki/Ikoyi toll plaza effective from 1st January, 2020 due to excessive delays being experienced along the corridor with cash payments, the cashless policy commenced partially on 2nd January, 2020 in the state though.
Oladeinde warned that from today, anyone who turned up with cash at the Lekki-Ikoyi toll gate would attract stiff penalty of N1, 000 pending when they would get through with their cashless payment method.
He also warned against all corrupt practices such as photocopying payment vouchers for multiple usage or presenting fake e-payment device.
The commissioner, who commended motorists in the state for enhancing success of the cashless toll implementation, urged full compliance, saying that 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 traffic gridlock often experienced at that corridor due to slow process of cash payments at the toll plaza.
Oladeinde, however, urged those who had yet to obtain their e-tags to do so as full compliance would be enforced, now that the additional two weeks grace for motorists to align had elapsed.
He thanked the general public for their cooperation and compliance during the implementation period.
Oladeinde said: “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 widely available. Therefore, such sharp practices are unnecessary.
Managing Director, Lekki Concession Company Ltd., Mr. Yomi Omomuwasan, highlighted four seamless ways by which people would make their e-payments.
Omomuwasan said that these included e-tag, the vouchers system, the e-card and the LCC Mobile App for top-up.
According to him, any interested member of the public who may experience difficulty in registering could reach out to the company.
He said these could be through 07011753784, 07015838157, 08002255522 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
He promised that the company would work round the clock to ensure the success of the new policy.