Date: 6th June, 2016
GOVERNMENT SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
The attention of the Delta State Directorate of Transport has been drawn to the illegal and harmful activities of some taxi drivers and Tricycle (Keke) operators, who are in the habit of parking their vehicles indiscriminately along the road and operate illegal parks along major roads and street junctions across the State, thereby obstructing the free flow of traffic.
Also some traders display their wares openly on the road, thereby making it difficult for motorists and other road users to move freely.
For the avoidance of doubt, the State Directorate of Transport has noted that the activities of these groups of persons are responsible for the observed Traffic Flash Points on many road junctions and markets across the State.
The Directorate hereby condemns this act of illegality, which has brought untold hardship to motorists and road users in the State.
Accordingly, taxi drivers and tricycle operators are by this announcement advised to stop the operation of illegal parks at street junctions and markets.
To check this ugly trend, a Task Force comprising of the officials of the State Directorate of Transport and the Delta State Traffic Management Authority (DESTMA) has been set up to work with relevant law enforcement agencies in the State to arrest traffic offenders and to ensure free flow of traffic in the observed traffic flash points in these areas as listed below:
Ugbuwangue Junction/Market, Warri
Igbudu Market/Hausa Quarters, Warri
Effurun Market, PTI Road Effurun
Refinery Road by the Bridge/after the Bridge, Ekpan
Shaguolo /Jeddo/Ughoton/Ubeji Road, Ekpan
Ugborikoko Market Effurun
Both side of PTI Junction/Road, Effurun
Enerhen Junction Effurun
Ekpan/Housing Complex Road, Ekpan
Otovwodo Junction, Ughelli
Afiesere Junction, Ughelli
Otovwodo Market, Ughelli
Abraka Market, Asaba
Temporary Site of Federal College of Education Technical Junction by Express, Asaba
St. Brigid’s College Junction by Benin Onitsha Express Way, Asaba
Ogbeogonogo Market, Asaba
Ibusa Nnebisi Junction, Asaba
Ibusa Road, Koka Junction, Asaba
Summit Road/ Summit Junction, Asaba
Konwea Shopping Plaza, Asaba
Around the Flyover at former Inter-Bua Roundabout, Asaba
Summit Road/BDS Junction, Asaba
DBS/Okpanam Road Junction, Asaba and
Eku Market along Eku/Abraka Road, Eku
Defaulters would be sanctioned and their vehicles impounded and may face prosecution by mobile court.
Director of Information