FG To Procure More Locomotives, Coaches For Abuja-Kaduna Rail

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The Federal Government is set to acquire more locomotives and coaches to accommodate the large turnout of passengers currently patronising Abuja -Kaduna rail route.

Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, at the weekend revealed the information in Abuja as he said the number of passengers boarding the Abuja-Kaduna rail is more than the capacity of the coaches available.

“currently from what we saw today, the number of passengers boarding the rail outlives the number of coaches available. We have about four coaches that has the capacity to carry about 380 persons, but right now, more than 380 persons have been boarding those coaches” The minister revealed.

“We have hit the ground running, people are boarding to go to Kaduna free in the test running of the project, we will start collecting money the day the president commission the project.”

The minister stressed President Muhammadu Buhari’s commitment in funding all rail projects, adding that the date for the official commissioning of Abuja -Kaduna rail will soon be announced.

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