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FCTA begins enforcement of tricycle restriction within FCC

2nd Dec, 2019 | By Anthony Ogunleye | ||

Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) last week began enforcing the restriction of tricycle operations within the Federal Capital City (FCC). Enforcement teams comprising various security agencies were seen stationed at strategic locations to enforce the restriction.

The Restriction Enforcement Committee, responsible for the limitation, also issued a public announcement on the restriction order. It read: ''The Federal Capital Territory Administration wishes to inform the general public particularly operators and riders of tricycles, popularly known as 'keke' that under the road traffic regulations of the FCT, they are not permitted to ride on the Abuja City Center expressways particularly Ahmadu Bello Way, Nnamdi Azikiwe Expressway, Yakubu Gowon Crescent, Abdulsalami Abubakar Way, Obafemi Awolowo Way, Oladipo Diya Way and other major roads in the city.

''However, they are allowed to operate in the Area Councils and satellite towns such as Nyanya, Kurudu, Orozo, Karshi, Bwari, Kubwa, Lugbe, Gwagwalada, Kwali, Abaji as well as inside the estates within the city ''The 'keke' operators are therefore advised to limit their operations to areas where they are restricted to and avoid areas where they are not allowed to operate. ''Security agencies have been directed to arrest and impound all violators of this restriction order.''

The restriction of tricycle operations is a component of the Safe, Functional and Efficient Traffic Management Policy of the FCTA which was launched recently by the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello.

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