The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Senator Bala Mohammed has announced that the on-going construction of the Karshi Ara-Apo road has been intensified and will soon be completed.
This is contained in a statement by Mr. Mohammad Sule, the Chief Press Secretary to the Minister.
The statement reads in part: â€œIn order to tackle the traffic congestion along the Abuja-Keffi road at Nyanya, the FCT Administration has intensified work on the on-going construction of the Karshi-Ara-Apo road project,
â€œThis will serve as an alternative to the motorists moving towards the North-East axis of the country.
â€œThe administration is concerned about the plight of the residents of FCT plying that route.
â€œThat is why serious attention has been given to on-going construction work of this very important segment road,â€ Mohammed said.
The Minister stated that President Goodluck Jonathanâ€™s administration was a responsive Government that was doing everything possible to make the traffic problem along that route history.
The statement also disclosed that construction work on the Karshiâ€“Apo road was already 65 per cent complete, while the Karshiâ€“Ara axis was 25 per cent complete.
â€œThe total length of the Karshi-Apo axis of the road is 13.2 km and the entire distance has been cleared with all the culverts completed,
â€œAlso, 9.0 km formation of the road has already been achieved, with 5.0 km of sub-base,
â€œThe FCT Administration has conveniently achieved the laying of stone base as well as asphalt on this road, reaching 4.2 km and 3.0 km respectively,â€ it stated.
SOURCE: Post Nigeria