As the repairs on the Third Mainland Bridge began on Monday, passengers had a hectic time going to the Island as major Lagos roads were completely blocked for hours. Few commercial drivers that plied the roads cashed in on the situation to increase their fares.
In some cases, fares were hiked by between 25 and 50 per cent depending on the routes. The ferry service also profited from the situation as a lot of people got to the Island through the waterways.
Parts of Third Mainland Bridge were cordoned off, causing traffic congestion on the bridge and the alternative routes connecting the mainland to Lagos Island.
PUNCH Metro learnt that Carter Bridge, Ikorodu Road, Eko Bridge and Funsho Williams Avenue had bumper to bumper traffic until about 12pm.