FG To Inaugurate 10 New Coaches For Abuja-Kaduna Rail
So, the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaech is marking his two years in office as minister and he has been taking stock.
He has been speaking to the media and he enumerated some of his efforts to include the completion of the Kaduna – Abuja standard gauge rail line and the concessioning of the existing narrow-gauge lines to General Electric, GE.
He also disclosed that part of efforts to boost capacity of the Kaduna – Abuja rail is the inauguration of 10 new coaches and two locomotives for the rail service by December.
In an interview with News Agency of Nigeria, NAN in Lagos on Saturday, Amaechi recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari had told the National Assembly that the new coaches would arrive in November.
“The President has already announced to the National Assembly that on the 10th of December, he will inaugurate 10 coaches and two locomotives which are in the budget.
“This means that the 10 coaches and two locomotives must arrive in Abuja for commissioning, one locomotive will be used for daily drop-off at the stations, while the second locomotive will be an express train from Abuja to Kaduna,’’ he said.
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