Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Monday said traders along the rail line would be relocated to allow the effectiveness of the rail corridor when completed.
Sanwo-Olu, who made this known when he spoke with journalists after inspecting the Blue and Red Lines light rail projects, said the two would commence operation before the end of 2022.
The governor took a tour round the projects from Ikeja to Yaba, Ebute Meta and finally Marina.
The Blue Line takes off from Okokomiko to Marina while the Red Line begins from Agbado to Marina.
Sanwo-Olu noted that he would be monitoring the projects every quarter to fast track their completion.
He commended the contractors for working as scheduled, noting that work on the projects should be delivered as promised.
The governor said: “Our promise is on course. We are believing (that) before the end of this year, we will see trains on top of these tracks. That is our commitment but we will continue to monitor and check ourselves.
“In the last three and a half hours we have gone round to see the constructions ongoing between the Red Line and Blue Line.
“You will recall we have embarked on this trip three or four months ago. We have promised that we will be doing it every quarter so that we can see how the contractors are doing.
“I’m happy to report as you all have seen that the constructions are going on as scheduled. Despite today being a public holiday, all the contractors are on sites.
“You can see where we are coming from, the Ikeja iconic station whcih will be the most iconic for Red Line, almost the same size like that of Marina. We were able to see that the last time, they were just at the foundation level but they are now on the second floor.
“There will be an overpass at Awolowo Way to Agege Motor Road. Everything is on course and we are hoping especially the bridge components will be finished before schedule because of the impacts of the traffic on the motorists around the corridor.
“At Yaba, the last time we were there, they were still excavating but right now they are working to go to the second floor. You also saw the beams and they have been given a marching order to keep to timeline.
“At Ebute Meta, there will be an overpass from Muritala Mohammed Road up to Apapa Road. They are launching the columns, the station is far ahead because they have completed the station.
“At the Marina, the station is the most iconic for the Blue Line. All the beams are to be launched. We have had precast beams stored at the National Art Theatre. Within six weeks, they should complete the launching.”