By Adibe Emenyonu in Benin City
In a renewed efforts to decongest portions of Sokponba Road axis of Benin metropolis, the Edo Development and Property Agency (EDPA) has opened a new car park along Murtala Mohammed Way, by 3rd Junction.
The car park, which can take up to 60 cars, is an effort by the agency to repurpose its space and put it to productive use.
Executive Chairman, EDPA, Isoken Omo, said that the opening of the car park would decongest the road, provide a safe and conducive space for car owners to park their vehicles when they come visiting at the EDPA building, or to do business in the area.
According to her, the EDPA is intent on contributing to efforts to clear the notorious vehicular traffic on Sokponba Road, which is why it opened up the parking space, so that road users on the axis can have an option of a safe, conducive space to park their vehicles.
She added that the move would ensure judicious use of the space, as efforts are in top gear to expand the facility and repurpose it to accommodate more vehicles.
According to her, “The car park is going to serve businesses at the busy 3rd East Circular Junction, by Ekiosa Market and others on Sokponba Road as well as visitors to the EDPA building, which houses a number of offices. The cost per parking is quite affordable.”