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Delta To Bar Petroleum Tankers From Warri Refinery Overhead Bridge

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Posted: Oct 25, 2016 at 7:01 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Emma Arubi

Warri – The Delta State Government will on Friday, October 28, 2016 erect a toll bar across the fragile Warri Refinery and Petrochemical Company (WRPC) overhead bridge, in a bid to prevent petroleum tankers from accessing the loading depot, in a bid to avert imminent collapse of the bridge currently in very bad state.

The measure is also part of efforts to reduce the daily traffic grid lock and unbearable suffering by commuters and residents of the over 10 communities within the WRPC/PPMC depot vicinity, including six major tank farms at Ifie community, Warri South Council area of the state.
These were some of the decisions reached by major stakeholders like the WRPC, National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), Tanker drivers, and agents of all the security forces in the country.

The stakeholders meeting, held at the Government House Annex, Warri, was presided over by the Warri Area Commander of the Nigerian Police, Muazu Mohammed on Saturday, also agreed to set up a security task force on decongestion of trailers and tankers on the NPA/Refinery road to ensure strict compliance with the new traffic regulation, while making life more pleasurable for all road users in the area.
By the arrangement all tankers loading products from any of the tank farm or PPMC depot will go off the road between 9am and 4pm daily, until 8pm.

One of the abandoned road is already being fixed for the tankers and trailers to allow for free movement to and from the various loading depots since the cross bar at the overhead bridge will effectively prevent them from accessing the bridge henceforth.