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The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, said on Monday that the Abuja-Kaduna rail project would be inaugurated on July 26 in Idu, Abuja.

Amaechi made this known this in an interview with newsmen in Abuja.

He said free test-run service started in June while awaiting the approval of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Rotimi Amaechi play

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi and other dignitaries enjoy a train ride on the Abuja-Kaduna rail route

(Daily Trust)


The minister, however, said that after the official launch on July 26, commercial services would start immediately.

``The president has approved the 26th of this month for the official launching of the project and we have agreed that before the inauguration, we will visit the place.

``So, the final inspection will be on Thursday, July 21, 2016,” he said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that four coaches with a passenger capacity of 380 are currently on ground to convey travellers from Idu to Kaduna.


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