Buhari To Inaugurate New Coaches, Locomotives For Abuja-Kaduna Rail Line – Amaechi
Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, has disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari will inaugurate 10 new coaches and two locomotives for the Abuja-Kaduna rail service on Dec. 10.
Amaechi said this in an interview with newsmen in Lagos on Saturday while highlighting his achievements to mark his two years in office.
The minister recalled that President Buhari had told the National Assembly that the new coaches would arrive in November.
According to him, every arrangement had been made to make it feasible.
“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.
The additional 10 coaches and two locomotives expected to arrive on Nov. 23, in Lagos will ease the plight of passengers on that route.