Minister says FG to acquire more coaches for Abuja-Kaduna rail route

He said that the four coaches on ground could only convey 380 passengers, while the volume of passengers was much higher.

The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, made the disclosure on Friday in an interview with newsmen in Abuja.

``We have hit the road, go there you will see people boarding to Kaduna but on the official ceremony when it will take place, I have to clear that from the president.

``We are not collecting money yet because we said we will start collecting money from the day the president flags it off.

``And currently from what we saw today, the number of passengers boarding the train have exceeded the good number of coaches that we have.

‘We have about four coaches and that will take about 380 persons and we have over 380 persons boarding the train.

“What we just decided now is that we need to get more coaches and more locomotives, ``the minister said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the test-run of the Abuja-Kaduna standard gauge rail commenced in June.

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